Breast Cancer Awareness Games Hit The R.A.C. Georgia Northwestern Event Benefitting Local Foundation

Date: October 3 Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Rossville Athletic Complex, Rossville, Georgia (301 Williams Street)



(Northwest Georgia) – What started as a way to give back to their communities has now turned into a tradition for Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Intercollegiate Athletic programs. The Lady Cats Volleyball program hosts a tri-match October 3 to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness.

“This is the third year the women’s volleyball squad has held the event,” said GNTC Athletic Director David Stephenson. “And, between the men’s and women’s basketball programs, we’ve been doing this event for six or seven years now.”

Welch College out of Nashville, Tennessee and Bryan College (JV) from Dayton, Tennessee will make the trip to the Rossville Athletic Complex (R.A.C.) on Saturday, October 3 for an 11 a.m. start.

Donations for the Mary Ellen Locher Breast Cancer Foundation will benefit the Mary Ellen Locher Breast Center of Excellence in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Gifts to the foundation can be made at the gate at Saturday’s event. Northwest Georgia’s Battlefield Imaging will also be on hand to share information and help educate both men and women on what they need to know right now about breast cancer.

“We’ll have the gymnasium decked out in pink for the event,” said Stephenson. “We’re just proud to be able to do whatever we can for these communities in which we work and live in every day.”

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Since 1962, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has been instrumental in providing quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. The mission of Georgia Northwestern Technical College is to provide accessible, high quality technical education and workforce development opportunities.  Serving the nine counties of Catoosa; Chattooga; Dade; Floyd; Gordon; Murray; Polk; Walker; and Whitfield, GNTC has five convenient campus locations in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. With programs of study in business, health, industrial, and public service available, students have the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree, diploma, or a certificate from GNTC.  This past year, 14,562 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 8,249 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fifth largest technical college in the state of Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,313 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.