BHS Kicks off Support for Harrisonburg Chapter of ACS
Submitted by Chris Robinson, BHS Athletic Director
How do you get 70 young men to wear pink at the same time? In public, no less! You do it in the spirit of charity and community. Broadway High School and Turner Ashby High School joined in a unique fundraiser to bring awareness to breast cancer screening and to fund continuing research by supporting the Harrisonburg Chapter of the American Cancer Society. The Broadway Boys’ JV and Varsity Soccer teams traded in their traditional green uniforms for pink jerseys and the visiting Knights joined in the spirit of community by wearing pink socks as part of their uniform.
The cooperation between the two cross county rivals was extended far beyond the playing field. Students and faculty of both schools wore pink shirts and ribbons as part of the fundraising and awareness effort. The Turner Ashby FFA Chapter, the Broadway JV and Varsity Cheerleaders, the administrative office staff at Broadway High School and the Turner Ashby Agricultural Education Department faculty joined forces in coordinating the week long fundraiser.
This year, 193 residents of Rockingham County will lose their battle with cancer. Another 1,200 of our neighbors will be diagnosed with some form of cancer. A heated rivalry was put aside to serve a higher purpose – winning the fight against cancer. The two schools raised $1500 and donated it to the American Cancer Society. Join the Gobblers and Knights “footballers” in the fight against cancer by donating your time by participating in a Relay For Life event or giving money to the American Cancer Society. For more information go to www.cancer.org or call 1-800-ACS-2345.