Ocean City High School Football Breast Cancer Awareness Game Friday, October 10th 7:00pm Carey Stadium, 6th & the Boardwalk
OCEAN CITY, NJ — The Ocean City High School Football Team will be dedicating their home football game on October 10th to Breast Cancer Awareness. The players will be wearing pink socks and the field will have pink ribbons painted on it along with some of the yard lines and numbers. The game is home vs. Egg Harbor Township and kicks off at 7pm.
The Red Raider Football Association is reaching out to all the Fall sports teams, cheerleaders and the band in an effort to honor any family members of the student athletes who have fought or are currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The plan is to allow the family member and their student to serve as honorary captains for the game.
There are many women (moms, aunts, grandmothers-possibly even some men) in the school community that have been diagnosed with breast cancer and the football team is hoping to honor them on this special night!
The Association has adopted the motto, “Fighting breast cancer takes a team and we are happy our teams have joined the fight!”
The school and community are supporting the cause. Donations from Atlantic Medical Imaging, Monihan Realty, Porter Performance, The Nathan Family, The Shallcross/McCulley Family, Ocean City Magazine and Upper Level Fitness helped buy the socks for the football team and t-shirts for the students and family members. The school will donate $1 from each admission ticket to breast cancer awareness. Donations are still being accepted and can be made by calling Tonia Nathan at 609.214.0010 or Marcia McCulley at 609.425.2911.
The Association is asking the public to cheer on the Red Raiders and support the cause by wearing pink to the game.
Painting the field pink was started in 2010 by Mike Lenhardt, General Supervisor of Grounds for the City of Ocean City to honor his late wife, Gina, who passed away in 2003 from metastasized breast cancer.