Sauquoit Volleyball Athletes Raise Money for Breast Cancer
For the 9th year in a row the Girls JV and Varsity volleyball teams held their "Think Pink" game. The Sauquoit Valley Student athletes successfully raised $2,022 for local patients and their families receiving care at the Mohawk Valley Health System’s Breast Care Center.
The "Think Pink" game took place on Friday, January 27th, 2017 and included a special presentation to honor breast cancer survivors, raffles, a bake sale and the sale of a number of "think pink" merchandise. The event was started by former Sauqouit volleyball coaches, Lindsay Kidder and Darleen Philpotts. Both these coaches had family members diagnosed with the disease. Now the current coaches, Meghan Welcher and Laura Homer-Gunter, carry on the tradition.
“We are extremely grateful to the students of Sauquoit Valley High School for making this donation to our Breast Care Center,” said Nancy Butcher, MBA, executive director of the MVHS Cancer Center. “Our patients and their families will benefit greatly from the generosity of these athletes, their teams and the community.”
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