All three St. Luke's field hockey teams will dedicate games this month to "Play4theCure," a fundraiser sponsored by the National Foundation for Cancer Research and supported by teams of all sports across the country.
On Thursday, Oct. 10, the two Storm Middle School teams came together to participate in a clinic lead by the varsity team.
Head varsity coach Taylor Hedges was extremely pleased with this first clinic:
"(Thursday) was a great opportunity to unite the field hockey program. More importantly, we are one St. Luke's field hockey program, not three separate teams," Hedges said. "Our clinic gave us the opportunity to come together as a field hockey community and play the sport that we all love. Not only did we practice field hockey skills, but we made connections and relationships that will hopefully inspire younger athletes to stay involved in the sport and explore all it has to offer."
Many of the girls wore pink during the clinic in support of Play4theCure.
The varsity team will "Play4theCure" during St. Luke's Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m. against Cheshire Academy.
The 7/8 team will have its game on Thursday, Oct. 17 against Western Middle School at 3:45 p.m. and the 5/6 team will play NCCS on Monday, Oct. 21 at 3:30 p.m. The teams will also be selling pink bracelets for $2 to raise money for the cause.
For more information on Play4theCure and the National Foundation for Cancer Research, visit: http://www.nfcr.org/p4tc.