Montclair, NJ (12/16/11) -Montclair State's athletic teams have done plenty of winning this season on the field. The Red Hawks have also been winning off the field to raising money for charity and after a successful Fall season, MSU will continue its year-long community service initiative during the Winter Season.
Men's Basketball will hold it charity contest on Saturday, January 21 when the Red Hawks host Rowan University at the Panzer Athletic Center beginning at 1:00 pm. All proceeds from that game will go to help the Family Reach Foundation which provides heartfelt support to families fighting cancer. Three weeks later on February 8 against New Jersey City , Montclair joins the rest of women's college basketball in the fight against breast cancer in Play4Kay and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund which is named after the legendary North Carolina State head coach who passed away after a lengthy battle against the illness in 2009.
The Red Hawk swimming and diving teams will donate their proceeds from their February 4th home meet against local rival William Paterson to the Make Some Noise: Pediatric Research Foundation.
The women's track and field team got out of the gate fast in its efforts in October participating in the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" Walk to support the American Cancer Society raising nearly $350 for that charity.
In late September the Montclair State volleyball team hosted Ramapo in "Dig for the Cure" at the Panzer Athletic Center. Over the next month, the women's soccer team joined the battle against pancreatic cancer supporting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in its home game against New Jersey City on October 15. Men's Soccer raised over $1700 for "The Cure Starts Now", a organization involved in the fight against Pediatric Cancer at its October 19 match with Muhlenberg College. The Montclair State football team has raised several hundred dollars throughout the season for the “Keep Pounding” mission that benefits Sam Mills’ Fund of the same name at the Carolinas Medical Center. MSU's field hockey team completed the fall schedule with its Breast Cancer Awareness contest versus local rival William Paterson on October 26.
All totaled, the teams raised over $5,000 for charity this year.