In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School’s girls varsity field hockey, volleyball and soccer teams held separate fundraisers during select home games in the month of October.
The girls varsity soccer team and head coach Nick Lorenzen, along with junior varsity coach Danielle Poletti, sponsored their annual Kicks for Cancer game in a 4-2 win over Bay Shore on Oct. 9. Playing for a special cause this year, the funds were donated to Siearah Rodriguez, a Copiague high school senior who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.
The varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams, along with coach John Sack, hosted a Dig Pink match against Smithtown East on Oct. 14. Dig Pink is a national event sponsored by the Side-Out Foundation to educate the public about breast
cancer and to help eradicate this illness. The teams collectively raise more than $400 for the foundation.
Additionally, the field hockey team and their coach, Patricia Stein, raised funds during their game against North Babylon on Oct. 19. The team raised more than $70 through cupcake, snacks and t-shirts sales.
Photo Caption: Members of the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School girls varsity volleyball team hosted a Dig Pink game for Breast Cancer Awareness Kicks for Cancer: Members of the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School girls varsity soccer team hosted a Kicks for Cancer game for Breast Cancer Awareness
Photo courtesy of the Copiague Public School District