WASHINGTON, PA (May 9, 2012)—The Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma hit a home run this year with its fifth annual “Catch the Cure” softball tournament, raising $5,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The sorority hosted the 18-team, single-elimination tournament at W&J’s Cameron Stadium. For the second year in a row, the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity was victorious on the playing field, but the real winner is the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
“We did a lot of promotion this year to create even more awareness of the event,” said Heather Painter, a junior from South Park, Pa. and “Catch the Cure” chairperson. “We received a lot of support from students, faculty and staff and were able to reach our goal. The Pittsburgh chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation will receive 75 percent of the proceeds and the rest will go to the national chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.”
Participants were also given the opportunity to donate a game to someone special and have the person’s name printed on the back of each player’s t-shirt for an additional cost. Games were five innings long or 30 minutes, whichever came first.
“We appreciate everyone’s participation in "Catch the Cure" and helping the women of Kappa Kappa Gamma fight a disease that has affected many of our lives in some way,” Painter said.