Warwick, R.I. – November 18, 2015: For the past six years the CCRI Lady Knights women’s soccer team has held a “Pink Out” game as part of the “Breast Cancer Awareness Days” during the fall season of athletic events. During the month of October the CCRI Athletics teams all wear pink to raise awareness for Breast Cancer. However, the Lady Knights soccer team is the only program which solicits donations for the cause. Annually the team has raised funds for the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation during the entire month of October by circulating pink pumpkins seeking donations.
The student-athletes who are members of the women’s soccer team from the Warwick and Lincoln Campuses solicited donations for this most worthy cause. With the addition of this year’s proceeds of $643.87, the Lady Knights have raised just under $4,500 since the appeal began in 2010!
Head Coach Dennis Grassini commented on the team’s efforts: “As coaches we always try to implement something each year for our student-athletes to ‘give back’ to the community with the breast cancer awareness cause being our main focus each season. We are so proud of our players past and present who have worked so hard to make this annual ritual successful. Lots of teams may wear the pink jerseys during the month of October but we feel that our program truly makes a difference by soliciting donations for this great cause. We are proud to work with the Gloria Gemma Foundation.”
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.