NEW CANAAN Conn. -- All three field hockey teams at New Canaan's St. Luke's School are dedicating games this month to "Play4theCure" to support cancer research.
“Play4theCure” is a fundraiser sponsored by the National Foundation for Cancer Research and supported by teams of all sports across the country, according to a press release. Many girls on the two Storm Middle School teams and the high school's varsity team participated in a clinic recently to show support for the program.
Head varsity coach Taylor Hedges said the clinic was “a great opportunity to unite the field hockey program," according to the release.
“More importantly, we are one St. Luke’s field hockey program, not three separate teams. Our clinic gave us the opportunity to come together as a field hockey community and play the sport that we all love," Hedges said in the release. "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, according to the release.
The Varsity Team will “Play4theCure” during St. Luke’s Homecoming at 1:30 p.m. Saturday against Cheshire Academy. The 7/8 team will have their game at 3:45 p.m. Thursday against Western Middle School and the 5/6 team will play NCCS at 3:30 p.m. Monday. The teams will also be selling pink bracelets for $2 to raise money for the cause, according to the release.
For more information on Play4theCure and the National Foundation for Cancer Research, residents are asked to visit the National Foundation for Cancer Research website.