Written by Kristen Cornelis Saturday, 29 March 2014 00:00
The Glen Cove High School athletes will be hosting their first Coaches vs. Cancer game on April 12 to help raise money for cancer research. The girls lacrosse team has joined forces with the softball team to help participate in this benefit. The softball game will begin at 10 a.m. at the high school followed by the girls lacrosse game at 12 p.m. The games will offer ticket raffles as well as a bake sale for anyone who wants to contribute.
In preparation for the event, both teams hope to raise as much money as possible before game day. By displaying pinups throughout the middle school and high school, everyone will have the opportunity to donate $1 towards the cause.
The girls will also be selling t-shirts – putting their sport’s phrase across each one. The lacrosse shirts will say “Stick it to Cancer” while the softball shirts will say “Strike out Cancer.” Along with the t-shirts, both teams will also be selling rubber bracelets that say,
“Supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honoring the taken.”
Softball seniors Kendall Young and Nicole Bedell feel this cause is an excellent idea, thanks to coaches Valerie Amilicia and Justine Golloub for coming up with it.
“I think it’s a great opportunity to raise money for cancer,” Young said. “I also believe this charity will bring our team closer just by preparing for it. It’s really improving our schools awareness and supportiveness throughout the process.”
The girls have gone above and beyond to get the word out and help people become more aware of their efforts to help cancer research. By using different outlooks to their advantage – voice, posters, social networking, etc. – the girls have taken an extensive approach to advertising and have included different social media sites and apps to help get the word out about Coaches vs. Cancer.
“We have spread the word about our fundraiser by word of mouth, fliers around Glen Cove High School, and social media,” Bedell said. “We have also posted pictures on Instagram and Twitter about our efforts to raise money and have also posted links in our own social media accounts, where people can donate to our teams via the Internet.”
Lacrosse seniors Gillian Farnan, Natalie Tenke, and Samantha DiPaola are looking forward to this event to give back to those who truly need it. By wearing their shirts and bracelets, the girls have made it a grave effort to make sure people know exactly what’s going
on – when the game is happening, who will be there, and what the cause is for.
“I think this is going to be a great cause,” Farnan said. “We’ve always wanted to do something like this and this year we finally have everybody involved, so it’s going to be perfect.”
In addition to the game, the girls will also be hosting Zumba at the Glen Cove High School on April 1 to continue raising money and awareness.