Inspired by the team, all parents have started fundraising during the games by selling food at a concession stand with all the proceeds going to battle breast cancer.
The team and its leaders hope to continue the fundraising beyond the baseball season. There are plans to purchase pink wristbands that will be engraved with “SCS” depicting their school initials and also abbreviating the words “Strikeout Cancer Soon.” All of the proceeds will be donated to battling breast cancer.
But, no doubt, the pink shirts started it all at St. Chris.
“It just feels good to be the first sports team in our league to wear the pink shirts,” said Andrew Crane, the team’s catcher.
Added Tim Paglione, the right fielder, “I think it’s good we’re playing a sport we like to play and helping people at the same time.”
JOIN THE CAUSE • WHO: Varsity baseball team at St. Christopher's School in the Town of Tonawanda • WHAT: Players are wearing pink T-shirts under their jersey vests in support of breast cancer awareness and are also fundraising to battle the disease. • MORE INFORMATION: Send donations to St. Christopher's School, C/O Varsity Baseball Fundraiser, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda, NY 14150. Or phone the school at 693-5604.