October 20, 2011

Cancer Awareness Games Prove to be Huge Success

Contact: David Beall, jdbeall@northgeorgia.edu

DAHLONEGA, GA – With October serving as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the North Georgia soccer teams played host to Georgia Southwestern Wednesday evening for Cancer Awareness night at the Soccer Complex.

Even with temperatures dropping rapidly on Wednesday evening and rain hanging around the area, fans packed the Soccer Complex in pink and cheered North Georgia to a pair of Peach Belt Conference wins. 

The North Georgia Department of Athletics sold pink t-shirts at the gate and with ticket admission collected over $2,000 that will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

"We would like to thank the fans for coming out and supporting this great cause," Director of Athletics Lindsay Reeves said. "Even with the inclement weather, we had fantastic support from the university and community. Raising money for cancer awareness is something our department takes great pride in." 

Athletics would also like to thank Residence Life for supporting the event and provided boiled peanuts and hot cider to the fans in attendance.

Well over 400 spectators were in attendance for the doubleheader, which included 164 students that scanned their Saints Card to earn points toward their Loyal Blue account, the official fan group of the athletics department.

In the women's game, the 13th-ranked Lady Saints struggled to find the back of the net early, but made up for it late with four second-half goals to take down the Hurricanes 4-1 and move to 12-1 on the year.

The men's game did not disappoint either, as defense dominated the contest and North Georgia used a golden goal in double overtime to send Georgia Southwestern packing with a 1-0 loss.