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Lady Blazers shoot for a cure

October 24, 2007

Valdosta - The Lady Blazers are gearing up to begin their basketball season and could give back to the community with each game they play.  "We go out there and play every game to win but its even better to be giving back to the community because like I said, they come to watch us so why not give back to a cause for them," says forward Khaleh Thomas.

This month, breast cancer awareness month, kicked off a program called shoot for a cure.

They are taking pledges and for each three point shot that's made this season, money will be donated to to the Partnership Cancer Fund of Lowndes County that in turn helps cancer patients in our area.

"What that fund does is help those folks who are unable, lets say, to pay for gas money to get to their treatments or situations where there are certain medical costs they are not able to afford," says Kiley Hill, women's basketball head coach. 

Last season, the Lady Blazers made 91 three point shots for home games and hope the extra motivation will help them sink more.  "So we are looking to make a lot of 3's and win games through doing that," Thomas says.

Winning games all while giving back to the community that's shown them so much support over the years.  "Its more than just a basketball, its more than just the books, its about the bigger picture of overall life as a whole," Hill adds.

They hope this program will not only raise money but breast cancer awareness throughout the community.

The Lady Blazers officially begin their season November 15th.