by Jennifer Young
This past month, three varsity Phantom teams hosted fundraising games to support those affected by breast cancer. The efforts were designed to coincide with October’s Breast Cancer Month, an annual awareness campaign on the impact of the second most common form of cancer found in women nationally.
BBP varsity football kicked off the month with their Pink Out game on October 1, turning the Phantom stands into a sea of pink. The team raised $500 from the sale of Pink Out shirts. The boys wore pink socks in support of the cause, winning against Kings Park 35-7!
BBP girls varsity volleyball held the Dig Pink Rally at home on October 6 against Southampton. The team donated raffle baskets with the proceeds going toward the Side-Out Foundation. The girls rocked homemade Dig Pink shirts and swept Southampton 3-0!
BBP girls varsity soccer not only won their Pink Out game against Port Jefferson 7-0 on October 17, but managed to raise $600 for Kicks for Cancer and gifted a $900 donation to a local family who is battling cancer.
“As educators we are constantly trying to instill within our student athletes the need to give back. I am proud they recognize the importance of this notion and use athletics as an avenue to raise funds for such an important cause,” said Bayport-Blue Point Athletic Director Timothy Mullins. “Many of our student athletes and their families have been directly impacted by this illness and events such as this help bring awareness to this worthy endeavor.”