Number of Participants: 200
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $6,760
Event Amount Raised: $2,277
Event Type: Advocacy & Human Rights
Sport: Field Hockey
Date: September 29, 2018
Northport High School
Laurel Hill Road, Northport
Northport High School’s girls field hockey program hosted their second annual Play 4 a Cure tournament on Sept. 29. Nine Suffolk County field hockey teams came together to raise money for cancer awareness and research. The day included a memorial and survivor walk, three hours of small-team scrimmages, and team dance-offs. More than 200 athletes participated, and the day ended with the “Fight for a Cure” cheer.
“A few years ago, I had the idea for a multi-team scrimmage fundraiser,” said coach and event organizer Gina Walling, “and it’s really inspiring to see girls come together for this cause that affects so many women — especially here on the island.”
Cumulatively among the nine teams a total of $2,277 was raised.
Photo caption: Northport High School’s girls field hockey program hosted their second annual Play 4 a Cure tournament on Sept. 29 and raised more than $2,000.
Photo courtesy of the Northport-East Northport Union Free School District