Academic Shootout to raise funds for Ladyjack basketball scholarships
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Posted by: Dale Green
The Ladyjack Academic Shootout will take the court Thursday, March 7, at Stephen F. Austin State University to raise summer semester and fifth-year student scholarships for the Ladyjack basketball program.
The Shootout will take place during the 6 p.m. game between the SFA Ladyjacks and Sam Houston State University. Members of the PURPLE PRIDE Fast Break Booster Club are soliciting pledges and accepting donations. Supporters may either pledge an amount per point earned by the Ladyjacks during the game or donate a flat amount. A post-game presentation will reveal the total amount raised for the team.
Brandon Schneider, Ladyjack basketball head coach, said the Academic Shootout is a crucial source of support for the women’s basketball program.
"As a basketball program, we are judged by two records, our win-loss record and our graduation rate. We are asking supporters help ensure that our student-athletes are given every opportunity to succeed in the classroom and earn their degree. All funds raised from the Academic Shootout go directly to players’ tuition.”
The Ladyjack Academic Shootout is co-sponsored by the SFA Alumni Association and the PURPLE PRIDE Fast Break Booster Club. Supporters may make contributions in person by visiting donation tables during any Ladyjack home game prior to March 7. Donations also may be made securely online by clicking here: https://sfaalumni.site-ym.com/donations/donate.asp?id=2586.
For more information, contact the SFA Alumni Association at (936) 468-3407.