West Georgia Tech to host Hoops for Hope jamboree on Oct 19

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 event will take place at Oak Mountain Academy in Carrollton from noon until 4 p.m.

The day will start with a noon contest between the WGTC women’s basketball team and conference rival Southern Crescent Technical College.

Following that exhibition game, the WGTC men’s team will play an intrasquad scrimmage.

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.

Entertainment will be provided by west Georgia-based Fever Performing Arts dance studio.

The event will conclude with a second jamboree game between West Georgia Tech and Southern Crescent at around3 p.m.

Admission is a $5 suggested donation at the door. A raffle will be held and concessions will be provided.

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.

WGTC women’s coach Kenny Edwards started the event last year and has plans to grow it in the future.

“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.”

Donations to the cause are being accepted online, at www.westgatech.edu/Foundation/HoopsforHopesponsorship.htm.