Raleigh, NC, March 16, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that it will be hosting the 7th Annual Softball Doubleheader game against Meredith College, an independent private women’s college in Raleigh, on Tuesday, March 20 beginning at 2 p.m. Playing in support of the fight against breast cancer, all proceeds donated from the event will go to the Pretty in Pink Foundation, a nonprofit organization serving breast cancer patients with limited or in many cases no health insurance benefits. The doubleheader runs in conjunction with the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association’s (NFPCA) annual StrikeOut Cancer event, where the NFPCA partners with the American Cancer Society® to support women’s cancer research. The event will include two NCAA conference games between student athletes of both campuses, with the first pitch thrown by local breast cancer survivors, as well as on-site dunking booths for students to dunk both Meredith College and William Peace University faculty and staff.
“The annual softball doubleheader is an event that we look forward to each year, as it brings together one of the biggest rivalries on North Carolina college campuses,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D, president of William Peace University. “We cannot think of a better way to support the fight against breast cancer and celebrate the lives of its survivors than an event that gathers people of all ages to enjoy an afternoon of good food, games and collegiate sporting competition.”
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- For more information on the Pretty in Pink Foundation, visit http://bit.ly/S8Qy6.
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About William Peace University:
William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women's institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and will begin admitting male students to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.
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