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NEC ‘Money War’ being waged

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There is a “war” going on in the Saint Francis athletics department, but it’s not what you might be thinking.

Red Flash athletics is participating in the Northeast Conference’s annual “Money War” to raising funds for the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation.

The University has participated in this event for the last seven years and raised a total of $12,861.79 for the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation.

This year’s Money War started Jan. 20 and will continue until Feb. 3. Students can donate money online, or during any home sports event at the Stokes Center.

Saint Francis competes with the NEC’s nine other member schools.

“Whichever school raises the most money in this two-week period wins,” said John Krimmel, SFU associate director of athletics for student-athlete development. “The winning school receives a plaque.”

The event was originally called the “Penny War,” but the NEC changed the event’s name to the “Money War” this year.

However, Saint Francis is still running the fundraiser like a penny war. Many contributions are placed into jars sponsored by the different Red Flash sports teams. The jars are located in the lobby of the Stokes Center.

Last year, the SFU athletics department raised $3,184.17 to benefit the foundation.

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NEC ‘Money War’ being waged