Mustangs Raise $590 for Student Scholarship During ‘Hoops for Hope’

Hoops for HopeFeb. 9, 2014, Blue Bell, Pa.— Despite a loss on the scoreboard, Montgomery County Community College’s (MCCC) Mustangs women’s basketball team had reason to celebrate after its Feb. 8 home game against the Harrisburg Area Community College Hawks. From Jan. 2 through halftime Saturday, the team sold raffle tickets and collected monetary donations for its “Hoops for Hope” campaign, which raised breast cancer awareness and scholarship funds for students impacted by the disease.

The $590 collected during the campaign benefits the Prayers and Poinsettias scholarship fund through MCCC’s Foundation. The scholarship provides critical financial aid support to students who have been impacted by breast cancer.

“Hoops for Hope” is one of MCCC’s “50 Acts of Kindness” as part of the College’s 50th anniversary celebration. Throughout 2014, MCCC students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters are committed organizing 50 acts of community service – one for every year of the College’s existence. To learn more at the College’s 50th anniversary activities, visit

Prayers and Poinsettias is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by MCCC alumna Mary Beatty, of Barto. The organization helps families with mothers who are battling breast cancer and cannot financially support their children’s education because of medical bills and loss of employment due to their illness. To learn more, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or search for Prayers and Poinsettias on Facebook.

by Alana J. Mauger

PHOTO: Representatives from Montgomery County Community College’s Foundation join the Mustangs and Hawks women’s basketball teams for a check presentation at halftime on Feb. 8. Photo by Alana J. Mauger