Quantcast

NEO’s “Shoot for the Cure” raises $1,800 for student mammograms - KOAM TV 7

NEO’s “Shoot for the Cure” raises $1,800 for student mammograms

Updated:
NEO athletes and coaches modeling bras during NEO’s “Shoot for the Cure” event NEO athletes and coaches modeling bras during NEO’s “Shoot for the Cure” event
Donna Hale, NEO’s First Lady (on left), and Jerry Venis, representing Buffalo Run Casino, receiving his award for the best bra (pictured in top photo), on the far left and worn by Qualan Johnson, an NEO football player Donna Hale, NEO’s First Lady (on left), and Jerry Venis, representing Buffalo Run Casino, receiving his award for the best bra (pictured in top photo), on the far left and worn by Qualan Johnson, an NEO football player

POSTED ON BEHALF OF NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M COLLEGE

Miami, Oklahoma – Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 – The athletic department at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), hosted their annual “Pink” basketball games Monday, Feb. 17th, which honored those who are fighting or have survived breast cancer. This year’s theme was “Keep Calm and Shoot for the Cure.” The event was sponsored by Freeman Health System and Integris Baptist Regional Health Center.

The women’s and men’s basketball team went up against Eastern State. Lady Norse won the game 77-68, and the Golden Norse won 91-76.

Pink cupcakes were sold during the evening, and for every cupcake purchased there was a chance to win a pink Pandora bracelet provided to NEO by Goforth’s Jewelry. An autographed pink basketball was also auctioned off during halftime of the men’s game, and donation jars were placed by the voting stations in the lobby for the annual “Bras-for-a-Cause” contest.

Not only did both the men and women’s teams claim victory that night, but this year’s event raised more than $1,800, beating last year’s total of $600. The event overall proved to be even more successful than last year. All proceeds benefit students in need of mammograms.

One of the highlights of the night took place during halftime where various coaches stepped out on the court wearing some of the cleverly crafted bras, including the winning bra by Buffalo Run Casino (the gambler bra), worn by Qualan Johnson, an NEO football player.

“Overall, the event proved to be successful, and NEO is thrilled to have risen more than last year, especially for something as important as student mammograms,” said Lisa Severe, event coordinator.

###

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Vehicle Driven By Teen Crashes Through Erie High School

    Vehicle Driven By Teen Crashes Through Erie High School

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-04-22 15:22:02 GMT
    At about 11:30 pm, April 21st, a vehicle crashed into the front door of Erie High School. According to USD 101 Superintendent Steve Wolf, a 16-year-old male from St. Paul drove a pickup truck through the hallways of the school. The incident damaged doorways, walls, furniture and the antique Richey's Drug Store soda fountain. The Erie Police Department arrested the teen at the scene. School officials are working to get the scene cleaned up in time for class on Monday. h...More >>
    At about 11:30 pm, April 21st, a vehicle crashed into the front door of Erie High School. According to USD 101 Superintendent Steve Wolf, a 16-year-old male from St. Paul drove a pickup truck through the hallways of the school. The incident damaged doorways, walls, furniture and the antique Richey's Drug Store soda fountain. The Erie Police Department arrested the teen at the scene. School officials are working to get the scene cleaned up in time for class on Monday. h...More >>
  • Local Woman Recalls Meeting Barbara Bush

    Local Woman Recalls Meeting Barbara Bush

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:15:10 GMT
    Barbara Bush's passing has impacted many people in the country and that includes a longtime Joplin resident who had the opportunity to do Mrs. Bush's hair. Letha DeMier met the former first lady in November of 1998. Mrs. Bush visited Joplin to make a keynote speech at the Freeman Quality in Medicine Award. DeMier received a call requesting that she style Barbara Bush's hair before her speech. While DeMier says it was a little intimidating at first, she says the former first ...More >>
    Barbara Bush's passing has impacted many people in the country and that includes a longtime Joplin resident who had the opportunity to do Mrs. Bush's hair. Letha DeMier met the former first lady in November of 1998. Mrs. Bush visited Joplin to make a keynote speech at the Freeman Quality in Medicine Award. DeMier received a call requesting that she style Barbara Bush's hair before her speech. While DeMier says it was a little intimidating at first, she says the former first ...More >>
  • Happy 107!

    Happy 107!

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:26:42 GMT

    Two very special Neosho County women are approaching an amazing milestone. They're both turning 107 in the coming weeks. 

    More >>

    Two very special Neosho County women are approaching an amazing milestone. They're both turning 107 in the coming weeks. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.