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PCC Softball Players Volunteer At Fitness Event To Help Cancer Patients

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Pasadena City College’s women’s softball team spent a Saturday afternoon near its old diamond at Brookside Park recently, but this outing didn’t include softballs, bats or gloves.

The LoziLu Women’s Mud Run took place at the Rose Bowl on March 22, and the Lancers did their part by volunteering for an important cause. A percentage of the proceeds for the event go to the organization L.I.F.E., which provides assisted funding to young adult cancer patients with financial hardships or lack adequate health insurance to pay medical bills.

The mud run is part of that LoziLu's nationwide series of 5-K fitness events for women only, including recovering cancer patients. The theme of the Rose Bowl event was “Fight Cancer with Mud.”

The Lancers student-athletes assisted in breaking down the event’s obstacle course, tents, and stages, and the overall cleanup after the event. 

"It’s important for the players to remain grounded,” said PCC head coach Monica Tantlinger. “They were given a great opportunity to show that they are invested in their community and were willing to give back on a personal and team level as representatives of PCC. They all had a great attitude.”

release written by Sara Medina, sports information assistant

[Photo--PCC softball players volunteer their time at the LoziLu Mud Run held at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, image by Coach Tantlinger.]

Release Date: 03/27/14
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu