Baseball and softball teams raise $2,000 for Breast Cancer Foundation

By Chris Dugan '13

In the second week of May, the WDHS atmosphere was filled with support for breast cancer awareness. The baseball and softball teams teamed up to have a bake sale to raise money for the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.

“I think it was a great idea. A lot of kids in our school like to buy cookies and brownies at lunch since they aren’t normally offered. All the kids buying the cookies and brownies are raising the funds that all go to a great cause,” said senior Tyler Strano.

Senior Sydney Ponto was the student who suggested the idea and took the initiative to get it approved. “The baseball team and the softball teams agreed to bring donated baked goods. We sold almost everything for a dollar. With the parents’ help, everything went great,” she said.

From May 6 to May 10, the softball team donated on Monday and Wednesday while the baseball team donated on Tuesday and Thursday.

“It feels great to help out my team. I donated cupcakes, brownies and cookies that my grandmother made on Thursday,” said senior Jake Hicks.

In addition to the donations from the bake sale, the softball team played a “Cure for Breast Cancer” game that was held at Union Field on the Wednesday, May 8th. The girls won 3-2 against Gloucester Catholic. The baseball team also played a “Cure for Breast Cancer” game on the Thursday of the donation week, losing 11-0 against Sterling.

The two team’s efforts were a success. The bake sale alone raised $630. At the end of the week the total that West Deptford raised for the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation was $2,000.

“It felt good to help a great cause and do something positive,” said senior Ian MacQueen.