SAN MARCOS (February 9, 2017) –  Gate proceeds from Palomar College’s Pacific Coast Athletic Conference men’s/women’s basketball double-header at The Dome on Friday, Feb. 10 will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The special fundraiser is part of a joint statewide effort initiated by the California Community College Men’s and Women’s Basketball Coaches Associations.

Opening the event will be the Comet men’s team versus San Diego Miramar at 5:00 p.m., followed by the PCAC Northern Division-leading and No. 4-state ranked women’s team versus San Diego Mesa at 7:00 p.m. For both teams, the games are crucial as the 2016-17 California Community College regular season winds down.

“The Palomar College Athletic Program is pleased and proud to participate in this worthy effort,” said Director of Athletics Scott Cathcart. “Once again, it presents our teams and student athletes with an opportunity to combine the entertainment value of intercollegiate athletics with a meaningful community-service campaign.”

Collective funds from similar events throughout the state will provide for a combined donation from the California Community College Men’s and Women’s Basketball Coaches Associations, which will be presented to representatives of the American Cancer Society at the state championship games, scheduled for Sunday, March 12 at Las Positas College in Livermore. Since its inception in 2010, the annual California Community Colleges effort has generated nearly $175,000 in donated revenue toward cancer research.

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Melinda Finn, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150 x2365
Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150 x2152
Michelle Male,Senior Manager, Distinguished Events, California Division | American Cancer Society | 1.800.227.2345



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