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College Foundation Donates To Black Bear Athletics To Help With Uniform Purchase

Posted February 8, 2024 at 10:11 am

Black Bear Athletics at Pennsylvania Highlands received a generous donation of $3,500 from the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation. This contribution helped fund the purchase of new uniforms for their respective volleyball and basketball seasons.

Both athletic programs added a set of home and away jerseys. The volleyball team will wear either black or green jerseys for home and away games. The basketball team will sport a white jersey at home and black for on the road.

“We are very thankful for this donation from the College Foundation,” stated Sue Brugh, Director of Student Activities and Athletics. “In the past, we have tended to wear our uniforms for an extended period. These uniforms are a terrific addition, and hopefully, they will both look good and play well in them.”

Carole VanMeter, the Penn Highlands Community College Foundation Director, stated the idea of having new uniforms was a morale booster aimed at students taking more pride in their college.

“Each year, the College Foundation looks to see what needs the college has, and then we decide on how we can fulfill those needs,” VanMeter stated. “It is honestly the simple notion of learning they just needed some help. It is the Foundation’s duty to improve student experience.”

The College Foundation also donated dress uniforms to the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Police Academy’s Inaugural Class of cadets in Fall 2022.

Black Bear athletes show off the new uniforms purchased with assistance from the College Foundation.