Georgia Northwestern Cats Rally For Breast Cancer, Locher Breast Center

Friday, February 14, 2014 - by Don Foley
Sophomore NJCAA All-Region Second-Teamer pulls up for a jump shot at the Rossville Athletic Complex (R.A.C.) Feb. 7 during Georgia Northwestern’s Pink Game versus Emory-Oxford College.
Sophomore NJCAA All-Region Second-Teamer pulls up for a jump shot at the Rossville Athletic Complex (R.A.C.) Feb. 7 during Georgia Northwestern’s Pink Game versus Emory-Oxford College.

Georgia Northwestern reached out to help in the fight against Breast Cancer Feb. 7 by hosting a breast cancer awareness “Pink Game” at the Rossville Athletic Complex (R.A.C.)

The Bobcats fell short on the scoreboard falling by 10, 54-44, to NJCAA Region XVII rival Emory-Oxford. However, it was a big win for all who took part in the pink game effort.

A portion of ticket sales on the day went towards the efforts of the Mary Ellen Locher Breast Center of Excellence at Memorial Hospital. Center representatives were also on hand to do breast screenings at The R.A.C.

According to the Memorial Health care System website, “Established in 2007, the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center was inspired by the local television news anchor and health reporter who courageously battled breast cancer. As a result of her personal experience with cancer, MaryEllen pledged to make the breast cancer journey easier for all women. Although MaryEllen ultimately lost her battle to cancer in 2005, her legacy lives on in the thousands of women whose lives have been touched by the center which bears her name.”

From Christmas Toy Drive to food donations to area missions, Georgia Northwestern athletics keeps busy within the communities of Northwest Georgia in and out of their season. However, it is now back to business on the hardwood as the Bobcat (7-13, 2-4) season is now coming down the stretch. Games against Crown College (TN), Welch College (TN), Tennessee Temple, and Knox College (TN) all lie waiting for Georgia Northwestern this coming week as the NJCAA Region XVII program prepares for its post-season tournament at Emory-Oxford College in Oxford, Georgia the weekend of February 22-24.

For information on all Georgia Northwestern intercollegiate athletic programs, check out BobcatsCountry.com or e-mail the Bobcat Athletic Department at dstephenson@gntc.edu. GNTC is a member of the NJCAA, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, and an equal opportunity institute.


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