EASTON, Mass. (Mar. 28, 2017) – On Sunday, the LIU Post field hockey team raised $500 to support Stonehill College student-athlete Mackenzie Greenberg, as part of the Athletes Crush Cancer initiative.
Despite not being able to attend the 5k event at Stonehill, the Pioneer student-athletes bought tee-shirts and wore them on the field for a spring game, in an effort to raise funds for cancer awareness.
In all, Stonehill collected a total of $3,000 to benefit Athletes Crush Cancer and Greenberg, who is currently fighting thyroid cancer.
“It felt good that although we are rivals on the field, we can all come together to fight this truly amazing cause together,” said junior Kaycee Zelkovsky (Lambertville, N.J.).
Junior teammate Grace Ilias (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) echoed similar comments: “It doesn’t matter what team you play for. When a field hockey player needs help, we are all here to do our part.”
“As a coach, it makes me proud to see my team jump right into action,” Head Coach Raenee Savin stated. “Knowing that one of our fiercest opponents was battling cancer, while still excelling on the field, is emotional, inspiring and incredible all at the same time.”
For more information on Athletes Crush Cancer, please visit their official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/athletes.crush.cancer/