Barton Community College raised $2,500 for Camp Hope at its Pink Out Night on Feb. 14. People wore pink T-shirts at the BCC basketball games that evening, with the proceeds from selling “Pink Out Night” shirts going to Camp Hope.
Each year in June, Barton’s Camp Aldrich Conference Center is home to Camp Hope, the free, week-long summer camp for children 5-17 who have or have had cancer.
“We are so very grateful for the donation and their continued support of Camp Hope,” said Barb Keltner with Camp Hope. A large facsimile check was presented by Trevor Rolfs, BCC athletic director, and Tana Cooper, director of BCC admissions.
Accepting the check on behalf of Camp Hope were camp volunteers Amy Ney, a 35-year cancer survivor and former Camp Hope camper from Great Bend; Gail Moeder, Great Bend; Gloria Collier, a 14-year cancer survivor from Hoisington; and Gina McGowan from Ellsworth. These four volunteers have a combined 55 years of service to Camp Hope.