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  NSU Athletics Gets Doused for a Good Cause

(NSU NEWSROOM—June 26, 2014) —The sporting event ritual of pouring a cooler filled with ice-cold liquid on the winning coach has been taken to a new level.

It’s now part of a fundraising program known as Chillin4 Charity, and members of NSU’s athletics department took part in the program on this week at Dick Price Stadium.

Chillin4Charity is a program in which coaches and administrators challenge colleagues from other schools to get doused with water, all in the name of raising money for cancer research. Participants who accept the challenge can then summon others to keep the movement going.

The event was sponsored by the Kay Yow Foundation in support of cancer research. Yow, the long-time North Carolina State University women’s basketball coach, died of cancer in 2009.

Tiffany Sykes, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility specialist at NSU, took on the challenge because she wanted to support women’s athletics and cancer research. “Kay Yow was always a friend and advocate for athletics and women’s basketball,” said Sykes. “Anytime we can support cancer research and Kay Yow we do it.”

Michelle MacFarlane, an administrative and program specialist in the athletics department, joined in because the department received a challenge from North Carolina Central and Howard universities. Before she was drenched by cold water, MacFarlane challenged Sherie Gordon, former NSU athletics department senior administrator who now works for the CIAA.

“It’s all in good fun,” said MacFarlane of the drenching, “and it wasn’t too bad.”

To see more pictures from the event, go to here



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