PCCC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM WINS NJCAA AWARD
Lady Panthers Named “Champions of Character.”
The PCCC Women’s Basketball team was selected by the NJCAA Region XIX Awards Committee as recipients of the 2009-2010 Region XIX “Champions of Character” team award in recognition of their efforts last season on behalf of the WBCA Pink Zone®, an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness in women's basketball on campuses and in communities.
Last February, the PCCC Lady Panthers held a “Pink Zone” fundraising event, participating in the nationwide 2009 campaign that raised over $1.3 million.
The WBCA's charity of choice is the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund®, named in honor of a former women’s basketball coach at North Carolina State University who died in 2006 from breast cancer.
“The Lady Panthers’ commitment to community service throughout the 2009-2010 year, topped off by their notable efforts to raise funds for “Kay Yow” breast cancer research is commendable,” said PCCC Athletic Director Bernard Johnson. “This is a very prestigious award and proves our athletes do more than play sports. We are teaching them the value of service, and they have learned. I am very proud of our Lady Panthers and coaching staff.”