One local girls’ soccer team didn’t quite wear their school colors in their game this evening.
That’s because the Maysville Girls’ Soccer Team “Kicked for the Cure.” The girls donned pink to face off against Athens, while raising money for breast cancer awareness.
“At the very beginning it’s not about a game versus Athens,” said Maysville Girls’ Soccer Head Coach Rayanne Hartman. “It’s about kicking off for the cure and what we can do for everyone within our community.”
Hartman says planning the event has been a great experience for the girls. She said they wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of the parents.
“A lot of the parents took initiative,” she said. “They wanted the girls to understand what giving back is and what breast cancer is and how it affects so many different people within our community. Just making the girls aware that it hits young and old, families and friends and how we can all support each other.”
The cost of admission to tonight’s game, t-shirt sales and a bake sale will all benefit breast cancer awareness.
Hartman says Maysville recently also held a “Volley for the Cure” event, which featured the girls’ volleyball team.