Western Washington UniversityCommunications and Marketing
DATE: January 3, 2012 2:54:19 PM PST
Western Libraries Team Up With WWU Basketball
'Baskets for Books' Campaign Benefits Libraries

Contact: Chris Cox, Dean, Western Libraries, (360) 650-3051; Chris.Cox@wwu.edu

BELLINGHAM – Western Libraries is teaming up with Western Washington University men’s and women’s basketball teams to launch a fundraising campaign to support the university’s libraries.

The “Baskets for Books” campaign is dedicated to raising funds for Western Libraries through a partnership with Western Athletics. Participants in the challenge are asked to pledge between $1 and $10 for every three-point shot made at a home Viking men’s and women’s basketball game throughout the season. 

“Libraries are all about providing information to users when and where they need it. We encourage folks to get involved and make a pledge. Our goal is to raise $15,000 this year to support acquisitions of print and electronic library materials to support high quality student and faculty research,” said Western Libraries Dean Chris Cox. 

“Our basketball players are delighted to help Western Libraries,” said Athletics Director Lynda Goodrich. “Our student-athletes recognize the value and importance of the libraries to students’ educational success. And maybe our basketball players will even be inspired to hit more three-point shots, which will benefit their teams and the Western Libraries – a win-win scenario!” 

For more information about the campaign or to make a pledge, visit https://www.applyweb.com/public/contribute?wfwwu and enter “Baskets for Books” in the designation line. Pledges will be received by the WWU Foundation.

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