The Kay Yow Cancer Fund today announced the top fundraisers in each division for the 2017 Play4Kay initiative. For a fourth straight year, Trinity Valley Community College has won the Junior College Division.
TVCC raised $7,171 this year, according to athletic coordinator Lucy Strom-Miller, who led the college's effort along with Judith McGilvray.
"We are extremely proud of the support we received in this important fundraising effort," said TVCC athletic director/head football coach Brad Smiley. "Our athletics staff, administration, faculty, staff, students and fans all work hand in hand each year for this worthy cause.
"The show of support we received from everyone is not only amazing but inspiring as well."
Play4Kay is the grassroots fundraising initiative of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund was started by the late Hall of Fame Coach Kay Yow, who believed it was a blessing that out of her fight against cancer she could create a fund to help others. The 501 (3) (c) mission is to raise money for All women's cancer research and serve the underserved.
The schools that raised the most funds in each division will be recognized in Dallas, Texas at the women's Final Four and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund's Wow4Yow event.
The 2017 Play4Kay winners are:
NCAA DI BCS NC State University (Raleigh, NC)
NCAA DI Non-BCS llinois State University (Normal, IL)
NCAA DII Lenoir-Rhyne University Hickory NC (Hickory, NC)
NCAA DIII Moravian College (Bethlehem,PA)
NAIA Faulkner University (Montgomery,AL)
Junior College Trinity Valley Community College (Athens, TX)
National K-12 Akin Elementary School (Hale Center, TX)
"We are so grateful to everyone around the country for their continued support of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund's Play4Kay initiative," said Executive Director of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, Stephanie Glance. "These schools exemplify the vision of Coach Kay Yow when she created the Kay Yow Cancer Fund; and that is to unite a nation of coaches, players and communities of women's basketball to do something that far exceeds wins and losses on the court. Together, we will continue to make a significant impact in the fight against ALL women's cancer."
Since the Fund's inception, more than $5.38 million has been given in support of women's cancer research and serving the underserved.
For more information about the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and it's annual Play4Kay initiative, visit www.kayyow.com .