Southeast Missouri Senior Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator Cindy Gannon has poured her heart and soul into the Walk for Women.
Last Saturday, all of her hard work came to fruition when the special event was officially named the "Cindy Gannon Walk for Women."
Since its inception in 2008, the Walk for Women has raised over $400,000 for athletic scholarships, including over $40,000 raised at this year’s event. This year marked the 10th year of the fundraising event, so it was only fitting a new name for the walk was warranted.
After a crowd of over 400 made their way back to Houck Field House following a walk around campus, Gannon was caught by surprise by Director of Athletics Brady Barke. Barke informed the audience in a special video presentation that the Walk for Women will bear Gannon's name forever moving forward.
Gannon later received a standing ovation for her decade's worth of dedication to the Walk for Women which has touched so many lives over the years.
The Redhawks Tennis and Baseball teams are in action on campus this weekend. The Redhawk tennis team, which has clinched a berth in the OVC Tournament for the first time since 2007, will host Eastern Illinois today at 2 p.m., and undefeated SIU Edwardsville tomorrow at 10 a.m. Home meets are played at the Redhawk Tennis Complex at the corner of Sprigg and Bertling Streets; admission is free.
Meanwhile, Southeast Baseball hosts Jacksonville State. The series began last night, and will continue with a 6 p.m. first pitch this evening, and a 2 pm. first pitch on Saturday. Tonight’s game features a free tailgate, with free food and beer for fans courtesy of the Cape Kiwanis Club and River Eagle Distributing. Baseball games at Capaha Field are also free for fans.
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