Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser a success

(L- R) Women’s Track and Field Coach Douglas Owyang, City Col- lege Chancellor Dr. Arthur Tyler, student athlete Jalen Jones, City College President Virginia Parras and her special assistant, Grace Esteban, posing proudly with their trophy after winning the halftime “free-throw shootout,” Friday, Feb. 20. (Photo by Khaled Sayed)
(L- R) Women’s Track and Field Coach Douglas Owyang, City Col- lege Chancellor Dr. Arthur Tyler, student athlete Jalen Jones, City College President Virginia Parras and her special assistant, Grace Esteban, posing proudly with their trophy after winning the halftime “free-throw shootout,” Friday, Feb. 20. (Photo by Khaled Sayed)

By Shaleisa Daniel

The Guardsman

A City College campaign to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer took center stage at the Feb. 20 men’s and women’s basketball games netting some $3,000.

The campaign titled “Coaches vs Cancer” involved the selling of pre- game “Rams Believe” t-shirts that included free admission to a game.

Also participating in the effort were Student Health Services, d3 Rally Factory, T&B Sports, Sports Basement, and City College, and the Strong Pulse dance crew.

At both games, halftime featured

a performance from the Strong Pulse dance crew, a layup contest, and a free throw and three-point contest involving City College students and faculty.

Among some of the captains whose teams won the women’s halftime contests were Adam D’Acquisto, Dan Hayes, and Chief of Police Andre Barnes. All took home trophies for their teams.

For the men’s basketball half- time contests, Vince Paratore, Centers President Virginia Parras and women’s basketball coach Derek Lau all took home the gold for their respective teams.

All the proceeds from the “Coaches vs Cancer” event were donated to the American Cancer Society.

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