Lady Trail Blazer Basketball Team to Sponsor Pink Night Feb. 22

Proceeds to Benefit Allison Bennett Memorial Scholarship and Free Mammogram Program at Blessing Hospital

The John Wood Community College Women’s Basketball Team will host a “Trail Blazers for the Cure” Pink Night February 22 during the team’s 5:30 p.m. game against Lincoln Land Community College.

The night will include opportunities to raise funds for Blessing Hospital’s program that provides free mammograms for those who cannot afford the preventative cancer screening and the Allison Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund with the JWCC Foundation.  Bennett was a former JWCC basketball player from Pittsfield, Illinois, who passed away from breast cancer at a young age.

 The team will sell “Trail Blazers for the Cure” shirts to raise funds for the cause beginning February 13 ranging in cost from $15 to $25.  JWCC faculty and staff and community members may also pledge at least 10 cents per point scored by the Lady Trail Blazers during the Pink Night game.  Proceeds from these particular fundraising activities will benefit the Blessing Hospital free mammogram program.

Pink boots will be located at the entrance of the JWCC Student Activity Center on the night of the game for patrons to donate to the Allison Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Shirt order forms are available at  Checks are to be made payable to JWCC Women’s Basketball with the check and shirt order form sent to Lady Trail Blazer Head Coach Norm Rodriguez at 1301 South 48th Street, Quincy, IL 62305.

Pledges for points scored can be sent to Rodriquez at . Donors will be billed following the game.  Donations to the Allison Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund may be sent to the JWCC Foundation c/o Bennett Scholarship at 1301 South 48th Street, Quincy, Illinois, 62305.

More information is available from Rodriguez at 217.641.4510 or

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees and certificates and personal enrichment courses.

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