Staples thinks pink in preparation for 4th annual pink game

This year will mark the fourth year that the Staples football team thinks pink for the annual “Get Your Pink On” football game. The event’s main goal is to raise funds, awareness and support for breast cancer during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For the past week, various other sports teams have also been participating in playing for the cause. Teams wear pink during their games and don shirts with this year’s slogan “Wrecking for a Cure.”

“Our senior football moms are in charge of all of the organization with the game and the fundraising,” Athletic Director Marty Lisevick said. “Dee Hychko is a great help as well.”

Volunteers have spent their week in the Staples cafeteria during the lunch waves selling pink merchandise for Breast Cancer Awareness and supporting Pink Aid.

Pink Aid is a non-profit organization based in Westport and helps uninsured and underinsured women in our community who are dealing with the disease. This year’s grants will go to Norwalk Hospital Smilow Family Breast Health Center and St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound.

The cheerleaders and football players also prepare to bring a great night for a great cause.

“Aside from our normal preparation for games like practicing all of our cheers, stunts, tumbling and half time routine, we set up an extra little half time show where we walk out onto the field with a big pink fabric and form the breast cancer ribbon,” cheerleading co-captain, Annie Raifaisen ’14, said.

To further support the cause, the cheer team and volunteer parents will also help by having a fundraising bake sale.

“The pink game being for a great cause,” varsity football player, Kevin Watt ’15, said. “And we just try to do our best to be prepared to beat Ludlowe Friday.”

Support the Wreckers play Fairfield Ludlowe on Friday night at 7:00 pm under the lights.