UCF Student-Athletes Take Part in Relay For Life


GO KNIGHTS Women's soccer student-athlete Ashley Nicol waiting for splash-down in the dunk tank.
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Women's soccer student-athlete Ashley Nicol waiting for splash-down in the dunk tank.
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March 19, 2013

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By Andy Seeley
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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) – UCF student-athletes helped raise more than $500 for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event held this past Saturday on campus. 

The UCF Student-Athlete Advisory Council organized the event and was in charge of the on-site fund-raising. The SAAC set up a dunk tank, giving guests the chance to dunk a Knight athlete. The UCF student-athletes also held a "Pro's vs. Joe's" tournament with Wii Sports at their location.

"This year marked our best year yet in terms of money raised," said Cori Pinkett, UCF Assistant Director of Student Services. "I'm very proud of the student-athletes who took part in the event. They had some very positive interaction with members of our community, while raising funds for a worthwhile cause."

The Knights raised a total of $556. Student-athletes from football, men's basketball, men's tennis, men's soccer, women's soccer, women's tennis, volleyball, rowing, men's golf, women's golf, track and field and spirit squads all took part.

The goal of the annual Relay for Life event is to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those who lost the battle with the disease and to fight back by raising money for cancer research.

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