CARROLLTON, Georgia – The West Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will don pink for the cause of breast cancer awareness when it hosts the second-annual WGTC “Hoops for Hope” Breast Cancer Awareness women’s basketball jamboree on Saturday, October 19.
The day will start with a noon contest between the WGTC women’s basketball team and conference rival Southern Crescent Technical College.
A special program will follow the men’s game, including remarks from Rosie Holley, a local breast cancer survivor and the founder of the Hope for the Journey Foundation. Hope for the Journey is an education and support group for women.
The event will conclude with a second jamboree game between West Georgia Tech and Southern Crescent at around3 p.m.
All proceeds from the event will go towards Holley’s Hope for the Journey Foundation and Tanner Health System, earmarked for breast cancer awareness and research.
“Breast cancer research and awareness is something that has always been near and dear to my heart,” Edwards said. “Almost all of us has been touched in some way by the disease. I try to promote a philosophy of giving back to the community with our basketball program, and we are excited and blessed to have an opportunity to raise money and awareness through basketball.”