Comet Volleyball Proceeds to be Donated to Komen Foundation

SAN MARCOS (October 15, 2015) – All gate and concession proceeds from Palomar College’s Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women’s volleyball match versus Southwestern College on Friday, Oct. 23 will be donated to the Susan G. Koman Foundation for Cancer Research. The annual fundraising match is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start in the Palomar Dome.

“Once again, our women’s volleyball team – as well as the entirety of our intercollegiate athletic program– is asking the campus community to join in this effort and fill our gym,” said Director of Athletics Scott Cathcart. “The greater number of people we can get to pay admission for this evening of entertaining competition, the more meaningful our contribution will be for this worthy cause.”

The stated mission of the Susan G. Komen Foundation is to save lives and end breast cancer forever. The Foundation’s methods include education, support for research, the extension of grants to provide financial and emotional assistance to those affected and to advocate for better public breast cancer policy. In a broader sense, the foundation works to ensure quality care for all and invest in the science to find a cure. Last year, Susan G. Komen’s community grants provided financial and social support for more than 50,000 families impacted by breast cancer.

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CONTACTS:

Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, lgropen@palomar.edu, 760-744-1150, ext. 2152
Melinda Finn, Public Affairs, mfinn@palomar.edu, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365
Tom Saxe, Sports Information Director, tsaxejr@palomar.edu, 760-744-1150, ext. 2989