Softball: The Lasting Impact of Northfield’s Cancer Awareness Game

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Isa Ramirez and Marisol Salazar wearing pink in support.

Isa Ramirez and Marisol Salazar wearing pink in support.

Isa Ramirez and Marisol Salazar wearing pink in support.

Ryan Thelen and Janelle Ortega, Sports Beat

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On September 27th, the Northfield High School varsity softball team played their annual cancer awareness game against Denver West High School. This game was not only designed to raise awareness, but also a fundraiser for the cause.

At the start of the game, each team sent up players to speak in front of the crowd about their experiences with cancer and how it has affected them. Each player talked about people they knew who were impacted by many different forms of cancer. To accommodate for the game, the field had pink painted lines, the ball had pink details, and the players had pink jerseys and all sorts of pink accessories.

We spoke with head coach Walter Adams of the Northfield team. We asked what it meant to them to be able to play the game here every year. “It started out as a program we did at Regis and in order to get hired here I asked Micah Porter, the old AD, if we can do the program here as well…and so it was very important to me due to the fact that I lost my sister to cancer, ” Adams said. We then asked what it meant to be able to win that game, he responded, “It’s a huge win, we’ve been struggling to generate some wins, it’s a huge confidence booster for the girls, especially to win on a run rule.”

Lastly, we asked if the win will help with the rest of the season. He said, “I surely hope so, towards the end of the season wins are important to finish the season on the high.”

With all of the different forms of cancer and how many people are affected by the disease, it’s important for everybody to come together, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion and backgrounds so that we can eventually overcome all the tragedies cancer has brought upon people.

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  1. Unknown on October 4th, 2018 2:50 pm

    Article would’ve been better if written by Lauren Thelen.

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