January 26, 2010

$4,200 Raised for Haiti Relief Efforts by Santa Clara, USF

SANTA CLARA, Calif.- Santa Clara University and the University of San Francisco joined forces last week, using Saturday's West Coast Conference women's basketball game as an opportunity to raise money for the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund.

Mailed donations and monies collected totaled $4,200!

"The support and effort from our community and fans was tremendous," said Santa Clara Women's Basketball Head Coach Jennifer Mountain. "We blew our initial goal out of the water thanks to the generosity of our fans. I want to thank San Francisco Head Coach Tanya Haave, her coaching staff and team for coming together in support of such a good cause."

Both teams agreed to initiate a fund-raising drive prior to the local rivalry game Saturday, January 23 at Santa Clara's Leavey Center. Donations were accepted at the main entrances and additional checks were mailed directly to the SCU women's basketball office.

"It is our mission here at Santa Clara to serve," said Mountain. "That's what the WCC is all about and I think we represented ourselves well. I applaud the efforts of everyone involved."