October 22, 2012

Bulldog Wrestling Participates in the Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure

Daniel Island, S.C. – Members of The Citadel wrestling team and coaching staff laced up their running shoes on Saturday to participate in the 19th-Annual Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure 5k at the Family Circle Cup on Daniel Island, S.C.

"This is an important cause for the wrestling program and its team members and coaches," said head coach Rob Hjerling. "Most of us have a friend or family member that has been affected by breast cancer so it feels good to be able to give back to the community and show our support for the cure."

The Citadel, who opens up its 2012-13 slate this weekend in its yearly Blue/White match, collected donations and ran as a team to help promote breast cancer awareness in the Lowcountry.

"It is always great to get the team together to do something to help a great cause," said associate head coach Jeff Ragan. "This is something that we believe in and we continue to participate in the Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure as a team every year."

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the largest series of 5K run/fitness walks in the world. You can run or walk the 5K route, with a team or as an individual.

Lowcountry Affiliate Story

The Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in our community. We join more than 100,000 breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world's largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer.

Following this weekend's Blue/White match, the Bulldogs will host The Citadel Open on Nov. 3 in McAlister Fieldhouse before welcoming Arizona State on Nov. 11 for a dual in Third Battalion.

For more information on Bulldog wrestling, visit the official website of The Citadel Athletics at www.CitadelSports.com.

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