February 15, 2008

Sports: Women's Basketball to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness, Samford Turns Out for Mercedes Marathon

Think Pink to support breast cancer awareness.The Samford women's basketball team will host a Think Pink Night to support breast cancer awareness on Saturday, Feb. 16.

All fans who wear pink to the game against Eastern Kentucky (4 p.m. in Pete Hana Center) will receive $4 off the admission price. Twenty percent of all ticket revenue will be donated to VIRTUE, Inc. At halftime of the Feb. 16 game, breast cancer survivors will be honored.
For more information about this special night, please contact Leslie
Snellman at (205) 726-2907.

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Samford Turns Out for Mercedes Marathon

Scores of Samford University students and employees cheered runners in the annual Mercedes Marathon Feb. 11 in Birmingham.  The university sponsored mile 15 along the full marathon route, which passed in front of the campus on Lakeshore Drive.

Among the volunteers were Jay Yelton, assistant coach, and members of the Samford soccer team; faculty member Patrice Donnelley and students from the exercise science and sports medicine department; and members of Sigma Chi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Omicron Pi; Chi Omega; Zeta Tau Alpha; Phi Mu; and Alpha Delta Pi.

Additional employee volunteers included Phil Breiner, accounting services; Tina Chaffin, education; Gary Chaffin, campus safety; and David Goodwin and Philip Poole, university relations.

Several Samford alumni, employees and students competed in both the full and half marathons.  Stephen Chew, psychology department chair, organized three faculty/staff relay teams.  "Samford Stogies," which includes alumni and current students, also had several relay teams in this year's marathon.

Samford administrators Peter Neuberger and Alan Hargrave completed the full marathon.

"It always is encouraging to see so many Samford folks who are willing to brave chilly weather, the early hour and getting sloshed with water and PowerAde in support of those who are running the marathon," Poole said.  "And, every year we get expressions of appreciation from the runners for being to cheer them on."

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Mercedes Marathon