The University of Wyoming Athletics Department is teaming with Prevent Child Abuse Wyoming for the second annual “Change for Change” fundraising campaign during Saturday’s men’s basketball game against Boise State.
Aimed at raising money for child abuse prevention in the state, PCAWY volunteers will be collecting change and donations at Arena-Auditorium entrances before, during and after the game, which starts at 2 p.m.
PCAWY is a program of the Wyoming Citizen Review Panel, a non-profit focused on the safety, permanency and well-being of Wyoming children and families. PCAWY’s mission is to coordinate prevention efforts in Wyoming to reduce incidents of child neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Pam Shyatt, wife of UW coach Larry Shyatt, is a PCAWY board member with over 20 years of work in the field of child abuse prevention.
“One is too many,” Larry Shyatt said. “It doesn’t mater if it is in Florida or our state, it is epidemic throughout our country and something that needs to be looked at.
“I am thrilled she’s going to have an opportunity to raise some awareness, and hopefully raise some money Saturday in a very worthwhile cause.”