Chillin' For Charity 07-02-14

On the Angelo State Campus this afternoon Women's Basketball Coach Cayla Petree and a couple of her friends had Ice Water dumped on them. KSAN's Jeff Corean was there and has the story.

Jeff: "With Cold Water Challenges being one of the hottest social media trends, Angelo State women's basketball program decided to issue a challenge of their own to support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund."

Cayla Petree: "Basically how the challenge works is you get challenged by someone. They pay money to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund for you and then you obviously pay for yourself. You challenge people and if they accept the challenge, they pay."

Jeff: "Also joining the fight to beat cancer are Angelo State Athletic Director Sean Johnson and University President Dr. Brian May."

Dr. Brian May: "Anything we can do to bring awareness to breast cancer research, breast cancer funding is important. Not only to our students and employees and staff here at Angelo State but the entire country."

Jeff: "Although today's ice dumping was fun, the main objective of today is to raise awareness and money to help battle cancer. Many members of this program have been affected by cancer in some shape or form."

Amanda Weaver: "My dad passed away of Melanoma last year, so it's a big deal to me and my family."

Petree: "Karli Kellermier just graduated for us. Our whole team played for her mom last year. She is cancer free. She is down in Houston kickin' it's butt right now as we speak or Karli would've been here. We just have a special tie. Cancer affects so anytime we do anything to give back, that is what we want to do."

Jeff: "Belles Head Coach Cayla Petree now challenges the community of San Angelo."

Petree: "We want to challenge San Angelo. We try to raise 2014 dollars. Just send in money to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Be sure and tell them you're a member of the Ram Fam here in San Angelo, Texas. Every little bit helps."

Jeff: "Jeff Corean, KSAN, San Angelo's sports channel."

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