A dozen teams, including local rival Wakefield and Middleburg’s Hill School, to play in Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation benefit!
Newcomer Gerstell Academy of Finksburg, MD, joins Wakefield School, Randolph-Macon Academy, Fredericksburg Academy, St. James (Md.) School and Foxcroft when the girls’ boarding and day school hosts the sixth annual Think Pink Basketball Tournament on Saturday, January 10, Athletic Director Michelle Woodruff announced recently.
Five middle school teams and two junior varsity squads will also compete in the fundraiser for the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation. A veritable three-ring circus of hoops action, the tournament begins at 9 am, with three games being played at once in Foxcroft’s spacious Athletic/Student Center. Everyone is invited and admission is free.
Food concessions, the sale of “Think Pink” shirts and a free-will offering will raise money to help the fight against cancer. Foxcroft School has raised more than $50,000 for the local foundation over the past eight years through this tournament, the Cherry Blossomom Walk, Run and Pooch Prance, which it also hosts on its campus, and other fundraising efforts. Two Foxcroft students – senior Lilly Potter of Middleburg and sophomore Mary Park Durham of Dallas -- sit on the CBBCF Board, a rare privilege for high school students.
This year’s Middle School Division features Loudoun Country Day School, Wakefield School, Randolph-Macon Academy, Quantico High, and Fredericksburg. As in the varsity competition, the teams will play shortened games in a round-robin format with each school participating in three or more matches. The JV teams from Foxcroft and St James will play a regulation-length game at 2 pm.
Foxcroft’s Athletic Association will operate the food concession, which will include breakfast and lunch offerings, along with a variety of snacks, and beverages. In addition, shirt sales, free-will donations, and sponsorships by local families and businesses will benefit the CBBCF, with which Foxcroft has a special relationship.
For more information about the Think Pink Tournament, contact Cathrine Wolf, Director of Communications, at 540.687.4511 or email email@example.com.
or go to the Foxcroft website (www.foxcroft.org).
As the single largest donation yet made to our organization, a very generous friend of Cherry Blossom has given us $50,000 to further our local work. The funds will quickly be awarded to provide better access to mammography for local women. This is the second large donation made by this donor to the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation for its local effort to detect, treat, educate, and eliminate breast cancer.