Pink Out Night Raises $2500
Overcoming obstacles is a theme that fits well with Northark's efforts to raise money for PARTI. In conjunction with the National Women's Basketball Coaches Association, North Arkansas College Lady Pioneer basketball coach Stacie Klott participated in the nationwide event.
Through t-shirts, donations and fundraising events by students, Pink Out Night earned $2,500. The money was presented to Dr. Joe Bennett (shown holding the check), a board member of the Claude Parrish Radiation Therapy Institute (ParRTI).
The Student Nursing Association was the group that raised the most money this year. They raised $565 for the game.
"The Student Nurses organized a pot-luck luncheon and everyone came out to eat and support them," said Klott.
The Lady Pioneers faced several obstacles in their path to hold the Pink Out event this year.
"Due to weather, Carl Albert Junior College had to cancel," said Klott. "That was our last regular season game of the year. We were hosting the Region II game, so we contacted Mid-South Community College and they agreed to allow us to have Pink Out Night."
All of the monies raised will be used locally by ParRTI.