On October 20th, Seacoast United Field Hockey hosted the 2nd Annual Playing for a Purpose: Pink Jamboree in partnership with the United Sports Foundation. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. With 38 teams in attendance ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade, it was a fantastic day for field hockey and the numerous communities involved.
Last year’s event was created specifically in support of raising awareness about breast cancer and contributing to the continued research and development campaigns. The field hockey staff asked each of the teams to dress in as much pink as possible to in an effort to encourage the players to talk about breast cancer. The hope is that this event will help people network and meet one another to raise awareness about the amount of people in the communities who are affected by this disease. This may also inspire more people to volunteer at other events that raise funds for this cause.
“It was amazing to see so many local communities involved on Saturday,” commented Field Hockey Director Sarah Michaud. “It’s really important for the players to learn more about how this disease impacts so many people and I think we achieved that.”