Wildcats kick off for 'Think Pink'

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:30

Next up: 'Jodi’s Drive Golf fund raiser on Oct. 10 Warwick — On Friday evening, Sept. 23, the Warwick Valley Varsity Football team defeated Minisink Valley High School by a score of 33 to 3. But there was much more to that night’s game. The Warwick team wore pink, the coaches wore pink shirts, the fans wore pink and the cheerleaders wore pink shirts and ribbons in their hair. Those same cheerleaders also held a pink bake sale while other students sold pink bracelets. And Warwick ShopRite donated pink balloons. It was all part of the kick-off for “Think Pink,” a community effort to promote breast cancer awareness. The game began with a moment of silence for all those lost to breast cancer. The players then walked to the end zone and laid two roses in memory of the mothers of two players who died from breast cancer. Cheerleaders also threw pink breast cancer footballs into the crowds. Even the Warwick Varsity Volleyball team arrived in support of both the game and Think Pink They also wore pink tops with “Go Warwick” in bright letters. “Jim Sciarra Sr. did a great job organizing all the pink at the football game,” said Kim Corcum, chairperson of the event. “Today was about awareness, education and kicking off Jodi’s Drive Golf outing.” That event, named after Jodi Denmead, the first team mom who lost her battle with breast cancer, is scheduled for Monday, Oct 10. All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. The week before the Friday game members of the Warwick Middle school art club painted pink ribbons on village storefronts. And many local businesses, schools, churches and other organizations displayed pink for Think Pink and Jodi’s Drive.