Men's Golf |
April 27, 2007
CINCINNATI, Ohio---For the third straight year, the University of Cincinnati men's and women's golf teams will combine their efforts to help find a cure for a disease that has affected so many as the UC campus will host a Relay For Life event this weekend. Relay for Life is an organization committed to raising money and awareness for cancer research. It's also a time to remember loved ones lost from the deadly disease.
For members of the team, it especially hits home because many know first hand the deadly nature of the disease.
"Their involvement came from one of our women's golf team members who lost her mother to cancer when she was young," explained UC golf coach Janet Carl, who is also participating in the event. "Since that time we have had several of our team members lives affected by cancer."
For this year, the golf teams have raised over $1,000, ranking as one of the top 25 groups in Cincinnati. The event begins at 6 p.m. tonight (April 27) and runs through Noon tomorrow and will be held on McMicken Commons.
Coach Carl adds, "In the end, these athletes are really regular students, with regular college lives and they have a desire to leave a mark upon the community that has been a part of their lives while here at school."