We may fight as competitors on the volleyball court, but we are playing together to battle breast cancer.
MT. PLEASANT, Utah (PRWEB) October 13, 2014
The Pink Tigers faced the Pink Devils on the volleyball court during their region match Thursday night.
To raise awareness of breast cancer, Wasatch Academy and Grand County High School volleyball players wore specially-designed pink t-shirts and pink socks during their region match. Coaches and fans for both high schools also wore pink clothing and ribbons.
Along with raising awareness with their uniforms, all proceeds from concessions were donated to charities supporting breast cancer awareness. To help with the effort, Grand County players brought pink volleyball cookies and other baked goods to complement the offerings at the Wasatch Academy concession stand.
Wasatch Academy Coach Cindy Shogren said the impact of breast cancer hit particularly close last year, when her mother was diagnosed with it.
“It became a personal desire for the team to support the cause of awareness this year,” Shogren said. “The team was very supportive of the idea.”
While this is the first year for the Tigers to host a pink game, Shogren plans to make it a tradition. Next year, she also hopes to include more of an educational component for the entire student body.
“Teenage girls usually have little awareness of how prevalent and preventable breast cancer is,” Shogren said.
Shogren said she it was great to have the visiting team supportive of their efforts, as well.
“We may fight as competitors on the volleyball court, but we are playing together to battle breast cancer,” Shogren said. “It’s an awesome collaboration for all of us.”
The Grand County volleyball team first started playing a pink game at home seven years ago, Head Coach Debbie Wren said. They plan to host their own pink game on Oct. 16.