Members of the Westport and Schroon Lake varsity girls soccer teams participated in the third annual cancer awareness game between the two school Sept. 25 in Schroon.
Photo by Keith Lobdell.
Schroon Lake Usually Westport wears blue and Schroon Lake white and red when they meet on the soccer pitch.
On Sept. 25, both broke from their traditional uniform colors for something a little more pink.
For the third year, the two schools came together to play in a cancer awareness game, with the Lady Eagles scoring a 4-3 overtime win.
Westport sported a black jersey with a pink ribbon on the front, while Schroon Lake continued their tradition of creating pink tie-dyed shirts. The Wildcats added a step, with some dying their hair pink or wearing pink ribbons.
Both coaches, Brad Rascoe of Westport and Mary Lou Shaughnessy of Schroon Lake, said their team had worked throughout the week to help raise funds for cancer research.
“The girls held a bake sale during the boys soccer game against Chazy Sept. 24,” Rascoe said. “Everyone on the team made something for the sale, and the girls sold at the game and were able to make $83.25.”
“Our team had collection jars that we had places in the office at school and throughout the town,” Shaughnessy said. “We were able to make some pink goodies for the concession stand as well.”
During halftime, the two teams went through the crowd with the collection jars to accept donations.