Oct. 12, 2009
FULLERTON, CA -
The Cal State Fullerton women's basketball program took advantage of some downtime prior to the start of the 2009-10 season to give back to the surrounding community by participating in a pair of events.
For the second consecutive year, the Titans participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Newport Beach on Sept. 27, joining over 30,000 other women, men, and children to raise money and awareness to the fight against breast cancer.
The run was held in conjunction with the Titans' "I'll Tell 2" campaign started by Head Coach Marcia Foster to encourage student-athletes to tell two people about being screened for breast cancer.
"I am incredibly proud of our players desire to be a part of the solution," Foster said. "Not everyone was aware of the magnitude of this grass roots organization. If one woman, in keeping a promise to her sister, started this incredible organization, surely we can do our part as women to make others aware that early detection is key."
In February, the team will also join the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's "Pink Zone" initiative as well as host the second annual "Day of Awareness" on the Cal State Fullerton campus. Both events will promote breast cancer awareness.
For more information on the Susan G. Komen Orange County chapter, please visit www.komenoc.org.
The Titans then joined forces with the Cal State Fullerton men's basketball squad on Oct. 3 to put on a clinic for the "Hoopstars," an organization for mentally and physically challenged athletes, at Titan Gym.
The clinic features six stations, a slam dunk contest by the men's basketball team, and games of "Hoopstars" vs. a combined Titans team.
The "Hoopstars" organization, started in 1997 and run by volunteers, provides services to over 250 players and their families in Fullerton, Anaheim, and La Verne.
More information can be found at www.hoopstarsbb.com.