Wed Jan 24
7:00 PM
Ferrum
Mary Baldwin
Sat Jan 27
2:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Salem
Sun Jan 28
2:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Greensboro
Wed Jan 31
7:30 PM
Averett
Mary Baldwin
Sat Feb 03
2:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan
Mary Baldwin
Sun Feb 04
2:00 PM
Methodist
Mary Baldwin
Thu Feb 08
7:30 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Ferrum
Sat Feb 10
2:00 PM
Pfeiffer
Mary Baldwin
Sun Feb 11
9:00 AM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Mary Baldwin
@ August Health
Sat Feb 17
7:30 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Shenandoah
Indoors at WCC
Sun Feb 18
1:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Va. Wesleyan
@ at Lexington, Va.
Sat Feb 24
1:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Guilford
Sat Feb 24
3:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Guilford
Fri Mar 02
3:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Fri Mar 02
5:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Sat Mar 03
1:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Ferrum
Sat Mar 03
3:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Ferrum
Mon Mar 05
9:30 AM
Eureka
vs. Mary Baldwin
@ N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Mon Mar 05
1:30 PM
Mt. Aloysius
vs. Mary Baldwin
@ N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Tue Mar 06
1:30 PM
Ohio Christian
Mary Baldwin
Tue Mar 06
3:30 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Wentworth
@ North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Field 1
Wed Mar 07
9:30 AM
Penn College
vs. Mary Baldwin
@ N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Wed Mar 07
1:30 PM
Cedar Crest
vs. Mary Baldwin
@ N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Sat Mar 10
1:00 PM
Greensboro
Mary Baldwin
Sat Mar 10
2:00 PM
Salem
Mary Baldwin
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Fighting Squirrels Raise Money for the $5.55 Drive

Fighting Squirrels Raise Money for the $5.55 Drive

Every spring, Mary Baldwin Athletics collects spare change for the USA South Conference “Pennies for a Purpose” community service project. This is the ninth year the USA South has hosted this event.

 

The initiative started at the beginning of the spring semester, and this year it ended on April 7th. Each school in the USA South raises as much money as they are able, and then donate it to a charity of their choice. This year, the USA South’s donations through the Pennies project totaled $16,072.03, besting last year’s total of just over $10,000.  

 

Mary Baldwin’s Fighting Squirrels contributed to the USA South total by raising $500.30 for the $5.55 Feminine Hygiene Drive. This is a local charity that provides feminine hygiene products to 25 homeless girls in Augusta County. It costs about $5.55 to supply one girl for one month. Many of these teens often miss school when they are on their period because they do not have access to the necessary sanitary supplies. The $5.55 Drive raises money to supply them with the necessary supplies so that they can attend school everyday with confidence, focusing on their education and future.

 

While the main purpose of Pennies for a Purpose is to improve the USA South communities, it is also a friendly competition between the schools to see which one can raise the most money. The winning school is presented with a plaque, and is the Pennies for a Purpose champion for an entire year. Averett University has won the competition for the past three years; however, the most important part of the competition is not the winner, it is the charity.

Thanks to everyone who donated to this year’s cause--win or lose, any amount of money is something to be proud of. Our community is a better place because of the “Pennies for a Purpose” competition. Way to go, Fighting Squirrels!