Oct. 29, 2013
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University women's basketball team took time away from its preseason preparations to help out at the Race for Hope 5k/10k in Delray Beach, Fla. last weekend.
The race, held by AVDA, the Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc., raised money to support the AVDA's 24-hour crisis hotline. The AVDA promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse, per avdaonline.org.
"One of the goals of our program is to be a visible force in the community and it is essential for our players to understand the importance of giving back," FAU Head Coach Kellie Lewis-Jay said.
The AVDA hotline is staffed with trained advocates to provide assistance to those in need of safety and information on domestic violence.
"It was an honor to help AVDA in their quest to stop Domestic Violence," Lewis-Jay said. "In a small way our team was able to help in their mission."
The Owls assisted in setting up the course, registering and greeting the runners, and handing out water during the races.
FAU opens its season on Nov. 3, hosting an exhibition game against Lynn University. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. For ticket information, visit FAUSports.com or call 1-866-FAU-OWLS.