Crusaders Complete Community Service Project for Pink Hippy

Holy Cross Athletics   01-31-2018

WORCESTER, Mass – Every October, the Holy Cross volleyball team hosts an annual Pink Game to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. The Crusaders collected money for Pink Hippy, a Worcester non-profit organization that works to provide services and support for cancer patients, survivors and their families.

The team raised $3,700 during the month for Pink Hippy by selling t-shirts around campus and the community and through a raffle during their home match.  

In addition, on Dec. 3, the Crusaders went to a local American Legion to hand out Christmas presents to cancer patients from Pink Hippy. The volleyball team wrapped presents from Charming Charlie gift stores and gave them out to the patients.

“The opportunity we had in December to meet, spend time with, and assist Breast Cancer patients who receive help from Pink Hippy was really amazing because we were able to actually see where all of our hard work and fundraising went to,” said junior Allie Barry. “We now really understand just how the $3700 we raised for Pink Hippy will help so many cancer patients in different stages of their battles, and that was a truly awesome feeling.”

With 12 freshmen on the team, the community service projects helped bring the student-athletes together off the court.

“This cause is close to home for all of us, as Coach Batie-Smoose is a Breast Cancer survivor,” Barry said. “The opportunity to help people who endured the same battle that Coach did is something we are all really passionate about and all had such a great experience participating in together.”


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