Lady Crusaders raise over $1,000 for Katrina Relief
Wednesday, September 21, 2005

The North Greenville College women's basketball team raised $1,129 for the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund through a "Shoot for the Gulf" benefit. After the devastating hurricane in the Gulf Coast region, members of the team wanted to do something to help. They came up with a plan for each player to shoot free throws for an hour straight and have sponsors pledge money for each made free throw. Over the course of the last week, the players came into the gym at various times to shoot. Players gathered sponsors from families, friends, and fellow students. Pledges ranged from $.50 to $1.00 per ten free throws made.

Junior Sarah Giles recorded the most made free throws with 370. This was a voluntary fund-raising activity that the student-athletes planned and participated in on their own time. Coach Jayne Arledge said, "I was very proud of the girls' willingness to go out and raise money for the Red Cross. It was totally their idea, and I was pleased at their willingness to work for the benefit of others."

The team mailed the $1,129 check to the Greenville chapter of the American Red Cross on September 20, 2005.