RENO, NV - In recognition of breast cancer awareness month, Bishop Manogue soccer teams will be trading in their home team white jerseys for pink t-shirts during the October 8 soccer games against the North Valleys Panthers.
In addition to the color switch, the teams are also raising money for the Northern Nevada Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure by donating all gate proceeds from the day, and selling “Shot for a Cure” t-shirts throughout the community.
Girls’ varsity coach Amber Gwinn said that all four team—boys JV and varsity, and girls JV and varsity—were eager to take on the project as many have friends and family who have been touched by the disease.
“They are proud to wear the pink, definitely, and we’re encouraging
parents and fans to do the same.” The teams hope to raise at least $2,000 to donate back to Komen. Shirts are currently available at the school, and will also be on sale during the games.
October 8, 2011:
Girls JV 9 am, Girls Varsity 11 am
Boys Varsity 1 pm, Boys JV 3 pm
Bishop Manogue Catholic High School Soccer Field, 110 Bishop Manogue Dr., Reno, NV 89511
Bishop Manogue Catholic High School is a four-year Catholic, co-educational high school in Reno, Nevada. It is the only Catholic high school in Northern Nevada, and was established in 1948. Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.