Number of Participants: 190
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $3,211
Event Amount Raised: $10,000
Event Type: Civic & Community
School: Bethpage Senior High School
Date: November 8, 2021
Bethpage High School
Cherry Avenue, Bethpage
Our beloved Athletic Trainer, Joe Killeen has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and between last Spring and this Fall so many of our teams have decided to run fundraisers in his honor. I am so proud of all their efforts, and I know it means the world to Joe as well. As you can see from the attached, this Fall alone we raised over $10,000.
Girls Varsity Soccer $2,150
The girls completed a fundraiser for pancreatic and pediatric cancer.
One of our players, Ashlynn McGrorty’s twin brother (Matthew
McGrorty) died of cancer at a young age, and our Athletic Trainer,
Joe Killeen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. The
entire team created 5 baskets to raffle off at our 9/30 game. The
whole team posted flyers on social media and sold raffle tickets for
the month of September. The team raised a total of $2,150. The
team decided to donate to both Pancreatic and Pediatric cancer
The JV and Varsity Kickline teams participated in the Making Strides
Against Cancer Walk on October 17th. Together the teams raised
$2,245 and that day we walked in support of Maria Nartowicz, the
mother of one of our Varsity team members who is currently battling
cancer. The team also wore purple shirts to support our trainer, Joe
Killeen and raise awareness for pancreatic cancer
Varsity Cheerleaders $460
Our team captains approached the coaches to donate money in
honor of Joe Killeen, our Athletic Trainer. Each Cheerleader donated
$20 and wore purple ribbons in their hair for pancreatic cancer.
Varsity/JV Football $2,600
This season, the entire football program (JV/Varsity) raised $2,600.
The team fundraised in honor of our athletic trainer, Joe Killeen.
Along with all the players and coaches making contributions. We
held a 50/50 raffle at our final regular season home game. We
wanted to get the word out to our community, so we created a
fundraising graphic that players shared with family and friends, along
with posting it to the football program’s twitter account. We also
ordered purple game socks to wear along with the custom ribbon
decal made for our helmets. It was our small way to bring awareness
to pancreatic cancer. Along with showing our family member Joe,
that he doesn’t fight his battle alone.
Boys and Girls Volleyball $2,550
The Boys and Girls Volleyball teams worked together, along with the
Explorations Club at BHS, to raise money for the Side Out Foundation
during their annual Dig Pink games. All four teams sold pink t-shirts
that read, “In This Family, No One Fights Alone”, sold pink
wristbands and sold pink themed baked goods. During all four
games, the gym was packed with fans wearing pink, all rallying to
support breast cancer awareness, Our teams are proud to announce
that we will be donating $2,500 to the Side Out Foundation from our
Dig Pink 2021 Initiative.
Total Collected $10,005