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Foxcroft School's 'Think Pink' Basketball Tournament - January 10th!
Join a dozen teams as they play in the 2015 Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation benefit tournament. Foxcroft Athletic Association will operate the breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages food consession. In addition, the sale of "Think Pink' shirts, and free-will donations, as well as individual and business sponsorships will all benefit CBBCF to help fight against breast cancer. Sixth Annual Think Pink Tournament Schedule - 1/10/15
Fredericksburg Academy and Wakefield take titles, while Foxcroft and the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation collect kudos and cash
MIDDLEBURG, VA—Fredericksburg Academy dethroned Wakefield School as varsity champion but Wakefield’s middle school team took a trophy home to The Plains Saturday when Foxcroft School’s sixth annual Think Pink Basketball Tournament to benefit local Cherry Blossom Breasts Cancer Foundation was held.
Picture Above: Foxcroft School Athletic Association members (from left) Madeline McNamara, a senior from Charlottesville), Meredith Dietz (senior, Unionville, PA), Charlotte Scharfenberg (junior, Middleburg) and Pipsy Steyn (junior, Leesburg) and Athletic Director Michelle Woodruff organized this year’s Think Pink Basketball Tournament, an annual event that has helped Foxcroft raise upwards of $50,000 for the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation over the past decade.
Wakefield’s varsity had virtually owned the Think Pink high school title, winning it four of the previous five years (and missing the tournament the fifth year). But Fredericksburg and St. James School (Hagerstown, MD) beat them to the championship game, FA won, 38-30.
Picture Above: Wakefield 3 with trophy: Wakefield School in The Plains claimed the Think Pink Middle School title and (from left) co-captains Haile Morton (left), an 8th grader from Culpeper, Coach Aimee Atkins, and co- captain Alex Parra, a 7th grader from Chantilly, took home a cool trophy designed and built by Foxcroft School’s Introduction to STEM class.
In the middle school competition, Wakefield emerged above teams from Loudoun Country Day,School, Quantico Middle School, Randolph-Macon Academy, and Fredericksburg Academy. St. James School (Maryland) defeated Foxcroft in JV action.
Picture Above: Fredericksburg Academy became only the third school to get its name on the Foxcroft School Think Pink Basketball Tournament trophy after defeating St. James in the championship game.
Foxcroft went 1-2 in varsity competition, defeating Randolph-Macon Academy and losing to Wakefield and St. James. Gerstell Academy of Finksburg, Md., participated in the varsity tournament for the first time and made a strong showing.
Think Pink was a red-letter day for hoops fans as 21 games were played – three at a time! -- over six and a half hours as 11 varsity and middle school teams played a modified round-robin with two shortened periods and a running clock. The two JV squads played a regulation-length exhibition game.
Picture Left: In Think Pink Torunament varsity action Saturday, Junior center Kat Forest of Sperryville (with ball) and junior guard Alex Grace of Purcellville (behind Kat) led Foxcroft in a valiant effort against local rival Wakefield School. Wakefield took the victory in that game but, for the first time in four years, did not take the championship.
The tournament was organized and run largely by student members of Foxcroft's Athletic Association, with assistance from Athletic Director Michelle Woodruff and Assistant AD Ruth Ann Allen . Although admission was free – offering an entertaining day to all -- several thousand dollars were raised for the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Fund through concessions, T-shirt sales and donations. The referees, coordinated by Don Woodruff, volunteered their time, as did numerous Foxcroft faculty members and students who served as referees, scorekeepers, runners and more.
Picture Left: The unique trophies that Think Pink champions took home this year were designed in Foxcroft’s Introduction to STEM class last fall and made on the School’s 3-D printer, thanks to senior DeeDee Querolo of Reston, Dr, Maria Eagen, the Science Department Chair and (not pictured) STEM course teacher Lindsey Bowser.
Foxcroft School has raised more than $50,000 for the local foundation over the past eight years through this tournament, the Cherry Blossom Walk, Run and Pooch Prance (which it also hosts on campus), and other fundraising efforts. Two Foxcroft students – senior Lilly P. and sophomore Mary Park D, – sit on the CBBCF Board, a rare privilege for high school students.