Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College women's basketball team will host a Project Purple game to promote pancreatic cancer awareness for its February 4th matchup against Connecticut College in Oosting Gymnasium at 2 p.m. The Bantams, led by Head Coach Emily Garner (2nd season), entered the week with a 13-7 record ahead of New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) matchups with Wesleyan on Friday and the Camels on Sunday.
"It is always good to raise awareness for organizations that help make a positive difference in the world, and it also helps promote unity within athletics," said Coach Garner.
Project Purple is an impact-driven organization with a vision of a world without pancreatic cancer. Their mission is to find a cure for pancreatic cancer and improve the lives of patients through support, hope, and compassion. Project Purple supports patients struggling with medical, pharmaceutical, and everyday living expenses related to their fight against pancreatic cancer. The Bantams also have a special connection with the program as the team's former assistant coach, Chelsey Bunyer, is the program director.
"It's great that as a team, we have the ability to support causes such as Project Purple and help raise awareness through sport," added Trinity tri-captain Emily Llerena.
To learn more about the Project Purple organization or to make a donation, visit their website here.