NJCAA Honors Lady Panthers


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.”

Read more about the PCCC Pink Zone Event

See all the NJCAA Region XIX Awards




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