Last week Lawrence Technical University celebrated Homecoming week. There were plenty of great sporting events, two of which benefited breast cancer research.
“Overall, we raised a total of more than $1,250 for breast cancer research that we are putting directly into the laboratories of Dr. Hsiao-Ping Moore in our Natural Sciences Department. When I was a student, I worked in some of her labs and she is doing incredible research and development with anti-cancer and anti-HIV drug options,” said Philip Lucas, coordinator of LTU Athletic Events and Operations.
Money will continue to be raised at LTU sporting events throughout October.
On Wednesday, LTU had their volleyball pink-out game where $607 was raised for breast cancer research.
Thursday a faculty and staff vs. students flag football game took place at Southfield Lathrup High School. The students’ first play of the evening was an 80-yard touchdown pass, and the students continued their scoring to win with a score of 36-6. The second annual Blue vs. White powder puff football game also took place that night at Southfield Lathrup High School, where White won 19-12 over Blue.
On Friday, the midnight madness held an incredible pep rally and ceremony, where Louis Jelsch and John Bradley, Jr., became members of the Lawrence Technological University’s Athletic Hall of Fame. During the induction ceremony, Bradley’s player jersey, #42, was permanently retired and raised to the rafters of Ridler Field House.
The Homecoming 4 mile race was held Saturday, where funds were also raised for breast cancer research. Students Josh Lance and Josie Queary had the top times of 24:47 and 29:14 respectively.
On Sunday the third-annual disc golf tournament was held with a score of -4. This tournament was completely organized by student Bart Kowalewski and had around 25 student and community participants.