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Painting Valley Pink


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means pink everywhere! Wayne Valley athletics have begun their pink festivities across all realms, from football student sections painted pink, volleyball pink warm-up shirts, pink soccer socks, to field hockey versus rivals in pink. Every sport has honored those who have fought and are currently fighting the battle against breast cancer. 

Pink out started early for Wayne Valley field hockey as they celebrated in September. It is a tradition for the girls to dedicate their game against Wayne Hills to the battle against cancer. Girls came out strong in their pink shirts and socks. Not to mention the pink hair dye, glitter, and face paint. 

The trend continued in football. The boys took on town rival, Passaic Valley, on October 6th and came out with a great win.  Head Varsity Coach for Football Cheerleading, Coach Robertson, explains that both football players and cheerleaders attend the Pink Out Game. They also wear pink for the entire month of October.

Girls and boys soccer participated in a doubleheader versus Wayne Hills for their pink games. The boys wore pink armbands and the booster clubs sold merchandise to promote the cause. Coach Sinram, the girls’ head soccer coach, says, “The boys and girls soccer teams from Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills came together [on October 12th] to raise money for the fight against cancer… Wayne Valley had pregame shirts with pink as well as pink socks or armbands.  Wayne Hills girls had pink jerseys for the game.  The fundraiser was a huge success and the game was exciting.” Student Section, Dub V, supported both teams decked out in pink. 

WV Gymnastics Coach, Coach Cannici, describes what the gymnastics team did at a Pink and Orange Out competition with Hills last month.  “The Wayne Valley Gymnastics team flipped Pink to Orange when they hosted their rivalry competition against Wayne Hills in September.  The girls raised over $800 for the Rocco Sivolella Scholarship as the two Wayne teams honored survivors, remembered those lost, and recognized those still battling cancer,” Cannici claims.
The girl’s volleyball teams from Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills combined their efforts in the match at Hills on Monday, October 9th to fight breast cancer and provide funding for research. Coach Carcich adds, “Both teams wore the same pink uniform to show our unity in our fight against this terrible disease. Together the two teams raised $935, which has been presented to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure fund.”

It is clear Wayne Valley shows their support for all those battling breast cancer and Valley athletics have been fighting alongside them. We are excited to see how the rest of Breast Cancer Awareness Month unfolds with this overflowing support. 

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