SBHS Varsity Baseball & Softball Teams play to Strike Out Cancer

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Thursday June 07, 2012

Recently, the SB High School Varsity Baseball and Softball teams held a special game in honor of Sara Garvey, an SBHS senior who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia.  The players all wore purple “Strike Out Cancer” shirts donated by Jiffy Mart and purple socks for their last home games of the season; purple being the signature color to fight all forms of cancer.  Funds were raised with a bake sale held during lunches at SBHS.  The teams also hosted a concession stand at both games, sold special purple ribbons, and had raffle ticket sales with great prizes donated from local merchants.  Thank you, Vermont National Country Club, The Essex-Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa, Green Mountain Coffee, Aveda Institute, Hannaford’s, Allure Nail Salon, Capital Candy, Kershner Signs, Coca-Cola, South Burlington High School, and PIWA Community Service.

The teams raised approximately $1500 which will be donated in Sara’s honor to benefit the Chittenden County Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society’s programs such as Hope Lodge, Look Good…Feel Better, Road to Recovery, Man to Man, and the Wig Bank in Williston. 

This very successful event was spearheaded by SB’s Varsity Softball coach, Lorian Jenkins, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program, as well as with help from the SBHS baseball and softball parents.  The teams’ hope to make this an annual event.  

The goal of the Coaches vs. Cancer program is to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living among students, faculty, school staff, fans, and the community at large, through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs.

Thank you to all the community members, Little League baseball and softball teams, and the FHTMS baseball and softball teams who attended this special game and for supporting the Garvey Family and the American Cancer Society.

SOURCE: SB High School