Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Lycoming Lacrosse Plans “Pink Out” in April

See it on the Lycoming website here.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.—Lycoming’s women’s lacrosse team will be holding its inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness Lacrosse Game vs. Widener University at 1 p.m. at Robert L. Shangraw Athletic Complex on Saturday, April 12, 2008.

This game will be played in remembrance of Christine A. DeWitt, one of our players’ mothers who lost her life to breast cancer this past September. The lacrosse team is selling T-shirts in order to raise funds for Climb for Hope, a division of breast cancer research that Christine believed in very strongly.

To purchase a pink Lycoming Lacrosse T-shirt, please contact Kara Reber at reber@lycoming.edu or by phone at 570-321-4254. Shirts are $10 a piece, plus you may make an additional donation. Pre-sale orders are due by March 17, 2008. There will be additional shirts available at the game for sale.

The Lady Warriors would like everyone to wear their pink T-shirt to the April 12th game in order to “pink-out” the stadium. The goal is to raise over $3000.00 for Climb for Hope.

Climb for Hope was organized to raise and channel funds towards targeted and promising research in the fight against breast cancer. Its mission is to find a viable treatment for breast cancer by 2009. The goal for 2008 is to raise $300,000 that will go directly towards a vaccine being developed at Johns Hopkins University by Dr. Leisha Emens. This research will one day allow patients to successfully battle the disease using a specialized vaccine in conjunction with lower doses of chemotherapy. Not only does the vaccine address some of the most aggressive and lethal forms of Breast Cancer, but the research is expected to derive advances for many forms of cancer as well. Please visit www.climbforhope.com for more information.

Along with raising breast cancer awareness, Lycoming women’s lacrosse will celebrate Senior Day at the Widener game. Afterward, Lady Warrior lacrosse alumni will play an alumni game. April 12 will also be Faculty/Staff Recognition Day, as each current Lycoming player will recognize someone at the College for their positive influence and mentorship.

Please join Lady Warrior lacrosse for this event and help support a cause that affects many of our lives.


I know a lot of you are planning on attending this game. If you would like to spend the night you can stay at the Fairfield Inn at the following:

  • Fairfield Inn and Suites
  • 104 Maynard Street
  • Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701 USA
  • Phone: 1-570-601-9200
  • Reference the "PinkRibbonLacrosse" group
  • Rate should be $71/night
OR you can stay here as well:


Rooms are reserved for both Friday, 4/11 and Saturday, 4/12 under Lycoming College Women's Lacrosse.

2 Double beds $72.85
King $81.85
Queen Suite $90.85

Rooms are held until March 12, and there are 20 rooms blocked.

I think I am staying at the Genetti as it is in the middle of downtown across from the Bull Frog Brewery! Let me know when you make reservations so I'll know where to find you all.

If you can't make it and still wish to help, send Kara Reber and email and let her know.

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