Byron-Bergen’s Soccer Teams Raise $3,000 for Wilmont Cancer Institute
Written by WBTA STAFF on September 18, 2018
(Varsity Girls Soccer Team left to right, Miriam Tardy, Chloe Shuskey, Hope Hersom, Holleyann Winder, Rebecca Johnson, Veronica Duell, Lydia Campbell, Zoey Chambry, Elizabeth Donnelly, Julianna Anesbury, Melissa MacCowan, Eden Goff, Kelsey Fuller, Jillian Menzie
On Saturday, September 15, 2018 the Byron-Bergen soccer teams took to the field looking to score more than one kind of goal. Of course, they wanted to win their games but they also wanted to raise awareness for testicular cancer and a monetary donation to the Wilmont Cancer Institute.
They were successful on all fronts. The varsity girls won 3-0 against Alexander and the varsity boys won 4-1 against Attica. Byron-Bergen players set aside their burgundy team jerseys and played in t-shirts, blue for testicular cancer awareness, reading “Kickin Cancer” on the front. In addition, they collected $2,910 in cash and checks. Several vendors were present at the event who will donate a percentage of their sales to the total. When those final numbers are in, the teams are hopeful that it will bring the total to $3,000.
The check presentation to the WIlmont Cancer Institute will be scheduled for later in the school year.
Kelsey Fuller and Melissa MacCowen
Chloe Shuskey and Kelsey Fuller in the game against Alexander