WVU Women's Soccer Team Raises Money for Breast Cancer
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on March 09, 2013 @ 9:58PM
Created on March 09, 2013 @ 7:51PM
One reason WVU's Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center is such a pioneer in cancer treatment, could be the extra money it gets in donations, from both individuals and organizations. Some local soccer players were busy raising money for them again on Saturday.
The WVU Women's Soccer Team played host to a fundraiser tournament for breast cancer. This marks 10 years for the event that allows kids in grades three to eight compete against each other.
Mylan Puskar Stadium was filled with about 80 teams of young soccer players and members of the WVU women's soccer team. The theme was Three's a team, the Fourth's a Mountaineer."
"Our girls have always been a big part of the community. They've embraced us, we've embraced them. We just think it's a fantastic opportunity to give back to both the university and as well as our community, for those that have suffered through this disease, and give as much as we can to those who need it," said Marisa Kanela, assistant coach for the WVU Women's Soccer Team.
The women's soccer team has raised more than $85,000 over the past nine years for breast cancer. Saturday, they raised about $7,000 which will all be donated to the cancer center.