College of the Ozarks Bobcat men and women will be racking up the points January 29 on their home scoreboard while collecting money in the stands. The teams are joining Skaggs Foundation to raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer. Annually, this program raises more than $1,000.
“The money raised at the basketball games benefits patients at CoxHealth Cancer Center in Branson,” explains Rodney Arnold, Skaggs Foundation President. “Many times patients need assistance paying for their cancer treatment because they either don’t have insurance or are under-insured. Fundraisers such as this provide scholarship money to help pay for that life-saving treatment.”
As part of the campaign, the College of the Ozarks Bobcat women will wear pink shirts and the men coaches are leaving the dress shoes at home and will sport tennis shoes at the game.
During half-time of each game, any donation of at least $30 will receive a free cancer awareness shirt. Be sure to wear pink! Free admission will be given to fans wearing pink and to cancer survivors who identify themselves at the front entrance. After the girls game, breast cancer survivors in the audience will be invited to center court and presented pink shirts.
College of the Ozarks Bobcat Women vs. Oklahoma Wesleyan University Eagles at 5:30 p.m.
College of the Ozarks Bobcat Men vs. Oklahoma Wesleyan University Eagles at 7:30 p.m.