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Loyola women's hoops lends hand to Cystic Fibrosis' Unmask the Cure

October 30, 2009

Head coach Kellie Kennedy and the Loyola women’s basketball team lent a helping hand to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Unmask the Cure-Costume for a Cause event on Oct. 23.

“The Louisiana Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a great organization that does fantastic work in the city of New Orleans. Our players and staff enjoyed being a part of an event that benefits such a worthy cause,” commented Kennedy.

Loyola’s participation fell under the university’s commitment to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Champions of Character program which promotes servant leadership by student athletes and coaches in the community. Kennedy served as a judge for the costume contest, while the Wolfpack players and coaching staff assisted with the set up and served food to the participants. Proceeds from the event went to fighting Cystic Fibrosis in the greater New Orleans area.

“Helping with Unmask the Cure gave our team a great opportunity to connect with the community. The participants of the event were excited to see us and were thankful for our contribution in helping make the event a success,” said Loyola senior guard Laine Woodruff.

Loyola, ranked No. 21 in the NAIA’s preseason poll, opens the 2009-10 campaign on Tuesday, Nov. 10, in an exhibition against LSU. Tipoff in Maravich Assembly Center is slated for 7 p.m. The regular season begins on Nov. 16 at Wiley College with tip off slated for 5:30 p.m.

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