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Prom Dress takes on a whole new meaning at St. Lawrence College


When you think of a rugby match, what comes to mind is usually fierce competition, mud, and sweat. This one, however promises to bring a more elegant, and philanthropic, approach to the game.

Coinciding with the Run for the Cure, the annual Prom Dress Rugby game between the St. Lawrence College and Royal Military College women’s teams will be played that day and will raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Prom Dress Rugby game has been running for three years and has been a fun way to raise funds for a good cause during the rugby season. This year, with the opportunity to coincide with the Run for the Cure, Coach Gary Peacock felt the timing was right to use the game to raise awareness about breast cancer, and money for the Breast Cancer Foundation.

"It's almost impossible to find a family that hasn't been touched by cancer," said Gary Peacock, event organizer and coach of the Women's Rugby team at SLC. "We wanted to use this annual fun event to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research, and contribute what we can to this worthy cause." The game will be held, Sunday, October 2, at the college - 100 Portsmouth (Rugby field off Portsmouth) at 3:00 pm.

About St. Lawrence College
Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, SLC has three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. St. Lawrence College boasts 6,500 full-time students from Canada, and more than 40 countries worldwide. Our college community includes 20,000 part-time students, 1,000 staff, and more than 70,000 alumni. We also serve more than 3,000 Employment Services clients annually. The college has recently invested in the development of Applied Research with many exciting projects in progress. In addition revitalization of our campuses is underway to support new and innovate new programs including; Wind Turbine Technician, Game Development Technician, and Fine Arts, among others.