Tuesday, October 7, 2014
On October 2, 2014, Island Trees had their fifth Pink Out. The previous coach started this tradition five years ago. Island Trees head coach Tom McCormick, still carries on this tradition. The Pink Out is part of a football game where players wear pink colors and it is also for the American Cancer Society. Island Trees raised $500 to $1,000 dollars this year! The money raised was used for Breast Cancer Research. Many people were at the Pink Out and had a wonderful time. The Pink Out was an event that only Island Trees participated in. Unfortunately, the other team forgot it was Pink Out and wore their regular uniforms. During the first quarter, East Rockaway lead the Bulldogs by the score of 14-6. At half time, East Rockaway lead the Bulldogs 22-6. At the end of the third quarter, the Bulldogs started to catch up with East Rockaway leading the Bulldogs 22-20. When time ran out East Rockaway was ahead of the Bulldogs by 2 points. The score was 36-34. The Bulldogs gave it their best but lost.
Coach McCormick said “I have a sister that is a Breast Cancer survivor.” Each year this event will take place. If you enjoyed the Pink Out, Island Trees will be having a Breast Cancer Walk on October 19th, 2014. Even though the Island Trees Bulldogs lost the game, everyone still had a great time and the real winners are the Breast Cancer survivors and their families. May God bless them.
By: Melissa Cunningham- 6th
Coach McCormick and his daughter Madison McCormick helped make this beautiful sign with cups.