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Staples thinks pink in preparation for 4th annual pink game

Photo by Caroline Cohen

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.

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Caroline Cohen ’15 is a team player. And in true MVP fashion, she has made a name for herself on Inklings with her pep and strong work ethic. Since taking Intro to Journalism freshman year, she has put in countless hours of hard work and, this year, even snatched up the coveted position of Blue Staff managing editor. Cohen’s dedication stems from her passion. She loves writing, especially thoughtful opinion pieces and interesting feature stories. And the more daunting the challenge, the more willing she is to tackle it. The story she is most proud of is an investigative piece about snow day policies, for which she interviewed Superintendent Elliott Landon. Cohen’s favorite part of Inklings is, naturally, the team spirit. “I never really played sports, so Inklings is my team,” said Cohen. “It’s a way to be more involved in our school and form close bonds with lots of people.” Cohen’s love of teamwork is especially evident when she talks about her goals for her final year of Inklings. Number one on the list is writing a “twofer,” or working with another writer on a story with a challenging topic. And like any other great sportswoman, Cohen is always looking out for the other members of her team. Her “claim to fame,” as she puts it, was coming up with the idea to have editors chip in for a refrigerator for the Inklings room to store snacks in after school. Cohen especially loves the support and positive feedback from her Inklings-reading fans. “I had a copy of the graduation issue at my house, and my friends saw it and were amazed,” she said. It’s sure to be another great season for Caroline Cohen.

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