Bulldogs Team Up To Fight Cancer

Events Planned For Weekend Of Sept. 24-26

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Yale field hockey, volleyball and women’s soccer teams will combine efforts for the second annual Team Up To Fight Cancer initiative. The teams will be selling t-shirts for $10 and collecting donations at home athletic events throughout the weekend of Sept. 24-26 to benefit the Yale Cancer Center, with the proceeds being designated to breast cancer research.

The initiative was organized by head coaches Erin Appleman (volleyball), Rudy Meredith (women’s soccer) and Pam Stuper (field hockey).

“It’s exciting to have all three teams fund raising to help fight cancer,” Appleman said. “There is a strong level of volunteer work on campus, and I know all three teams are honored to help with fighting cancer.”

The women’s soccer team will be collecting donations during the Friday, Sept. 24 volleyball game against Albany at 7 p.m. at the John J. Lee Amphitheater. The field hockey squad will take over collection duties when the women’s soccer team hosts Princeton in its Ivy League opener on Sept. 25 at 4 p.m. at Reese Stadium. During the Sunday, Sept. 26 field hockey game against Hofstra at 2 p.m. at Johnson Field, the volleyball team will be on hand collecting donations.

Donations may be made in person, via cash or check, at all three events. Special Team Up To Fight Cancer t-shirts will also be sold for $10 while supplies last. Those who cannot attend but would still like to donate to the Team Up To Fight Cancer Initiative can send checks made payable to Yale University, with “Donation – YCC” noted in the memo to the address below:

Yale Volleyball
P.O. Box 208216
New Haven, CT 06520

Last year, the teams combined to raise nearly $3,000.

Photo caption: Left to right: volleyball captain Kelly Ozurovich, women’s soccer captain Becky Brown and field hockey captain Katie Bolling (photo by Tim Bennett)

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity