Defending 6AAAAAA State Champions Cambridge High School Lady Bear Softball team starts Cambridge Cares – a Pink Out Project tradition that raises funds for research, care & awareness of Breast Cancer.
Each game, the Cambridge Lady Bears take the field focused and ready to play – they battle and fight – sometimes they win & other times they lose. Off the field, there are many other battles taking place – like Breast Cancer. Courageous women (and men) fight every day to beat this disease. And, the Lady Bears take the Breast Cancer stats seriously: it will affect 1 in 8 women in their lifetime.
This year, the Cambridge Lady Bear Family decided to create Cambridge Cares – a Pink Out Project & partner with The Pink Agenda www.thepinkagenda.com a non-profit 501c3 organization that funds research, care and creates awareness for Breast Cancer.
Prior to the Pink Out game at Cambridge High School on September 20th, players collected pledges and sponsors for a Hit-A-Thon. Each hit was worth dollars to be donated to the organization. Members of the team also collected raffle prizes around the community & sold tickets. Cambridge Cares Pink T-shirts & hair bow spirit wear was created to sell.
Members of the Cambridge Softball Team played In Memoriam - or for someone who is currently battling Breast Cancer. Each person's name was called out and gave the players, families and fans - a moment to remember & think about them. The field was decorated with balloons & signs and the players & coaches wore pink to show their support - before taking the field to fight for their 10-2 win against the Chattahoochee Lady Cougars.
Lady Bears rallied both on & off the field & raised more than $1000.00 by collecting sponsors for the Hit-A-Thon (11 hits & Home Run), the Pink Out Raffle & Cambridge Cares Pink T-shirts & bows.
Cambridge Lady Bears finished their regular season this week with an overall record of 14-7 and 14-2 in conference play. The Region tournament begins with a double header on October 4 at 5pm at Pope.