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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

September 7, 2006

Bearcats Womens Basketball Fundraising Effort

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State women's basketball team has quite the imagination when it comes to fundraising. The team will shoot free throws for 24 consecutive hours calling it "Shaq's 24 hour Nightmare" on Oct. 6 and 7. In groups of two to three players, the Bearcats will start shooting free throws on Oct. 6 at 12 p.m. and will finish Oct. 7 at 12 p.m. This event will help raise money for the team's travel costs and other unexpected costs throughout the 2006-07 season.

"This is a new idea that we should have a lot of fun doing and raise a little money for our program," coach Gene Steinmeyer said about this unique fundraising effort.

The name and idea came from the horrible free throw shooting of Miami Heat NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neil. Coach Steinmeyer even thought the program could benefit from the big man, "I just wish Shaq would hear about it and pledge a little of his NBA championship money."

To pledge, contact coach Steinmeyer at (660)562-1299 or just stop in at Bearcat Arena after the volleyball match on Oct. 6 or before the football game on Oct. 7. Make checks payable to Northwest Missouri State University Foundation and send to Lamkin Activity Center ATTN: Gene Steinmeyer, 800 University Drive, Maryville, MO 64468.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468