Throughout October, athletes from Port Jefferson School District held a variety of events to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, according to a statement released by the school district.
The junior varsity girls volleyball team held its annual “Dig Pink” game on Oct. 12 at Earl L. Vandermeulen High School. Team members and Coach Dinarae Camarda dressed in pink. They also raised over $200 with a bake sale.
The girls soccer team hosted a “Flapjack Fundraiser” at Applebee’s Restaurant in Lake Grove on Oct. 14. The price of a ticket included a pancake breakfast where the athletes served up breakfast for almost 100 people.
The middle school girls soccer team gave an assist at the pancake breakfast by selling breast cancer awareness items.
The “Flapjack Fundraiser” raised over $2,000 for the cause.
The girls soccer team also held its second “Kicks for Cancer” game against Pierson High School from Sag Harbor. Players and Coaches Winifred Kuemmel and Ally Wolff dressed in pink for the game.
The girls also walked in the annual Jones Beach Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday to top off their Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities.
“Everyone participated in honor or memory of someone they know,” said Stephanie Davis, a Port Jefferson School District student. “Breast cancer is something that affects almost everyone on the team personally, which is why we really wanted to raise money for the cause.”