YORK, PA - In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout October, the York College field hockey squad has joined the Play 4 the Cure campaign benefiting the Susan G. Komen foundation. The Spartans' efforts will culminate in their October 26 "PINK OUT" home match against Gwynedd-Mercy at 3:00 p.m.
"We are ecstatic to be associated with Play 4 the Cure this season," Spartan Head Coach Jamie Swartz said. "The opportunity to raise funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer extends far beyond our team here at York."
Throughout the month of October, the Spartans have been raising funds by way of donations as well as t-shirt and bracelet sales - each of course donning the color pink.
"The players have worked very hard to get this moving from our end," Swartz commented. "Their response has been tremendous."
As an added incentive, if the Spartans reach their $2,000 goal Swartz has assured the Green and White that she will donate her hair to provide wigs for cancer patients.
"I have grown it out for some time now," Swartz said of her lengthy locks. "But I wanted to give the girls some additional push and it will be well worth it."
The Spartans will continue to raise money throughout the month. All fans are encouraged to sport pink at York's final home regular season tilt of year on October 26.