LANCASTER, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall Athletic Department raised $42,014 through its partnership with the Lancaster Rotary Club for local charities with proceeds from the 2017 F&M William Marshall Tournament and Terry Greene Memorial Basketball Tournament.
"It is always a wonderful opportunity for our student-athletes to partner with the Lancaster Rotary Club to support our community," said Director of Athletics & Recreation Patricia S.W. Epps. "The Rotary's work with the School District of Lancaster and other charities is far-reaching and inspirational."
The proceeds from the tournaments will be designated primarily to support the United Way of Lancaster's City Youth Summer Program Initiative, which keeps city youth engaged and productive during the summer, thereby preventing school dropouts and improving children's lives.
During the last 14 years, the partnership has raised more than $600,000 for local charities — making it the Lancaster Rotaries largest charitable event — which has included community programs, local non-profit groups, the school district of Lancaster literacy programs, and most recently the summer youth initiative of the United Way.
The Rotary Club of Lancaster has been in existence for nearly 100 years, with 260 members, most of whom are local business and community leaders that care about the Lancaster County community. For more information on the Rotary Club, visit the Lancaster Rotary Club of Lancaster Website.