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Staples Football Scores $14K For Breast Cancer Charity

The Staples High School varsity football team beat Trumbull Friday night and raised $14,000 for a breast cancer nonprofit. Photo Credit: Contributed
From the cheerleaders and players, to the fans in the crowd, pink was the color of night at last week's special breast cancer awareness game. Photo Credit: Contributed
Special logo wear items, like pink t-shirts, hats and sweaters, were sold at last week's breast cancer awareness football game to raise funds for Pink Aid, a local nonprofit. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. – The Staples High School varsity football team scored two big wins during Friday night’s home game against Trumbull High School. The Wreckers not only defeated the Eagles, 57-14; the team also raised more than $14,000 for a local breast cancer nonprofit.

Friday’s game was the team’s third annual “Get Your Pink On” breast cancer awareness event and fundraiser. In the two weeks leading up to the game, team members sold special logo wear at school. The merchandise also was sold at the game.

The team wasn’t alone in its efforts this year. The Staples cheerleading, varsity soccer, field hockey and volleyball teams also contributed by playing or selling baked goods for the cause.

In total, $14,575 was donated to Pink Aid, a nonprofit that funds breast cancer support services for local women who are uninsured or under-insured. Pink Aid was founded by Andrew Mitchell of Westport.

The undefeated Wreckers will travel to Darien High School this Saturday for a 1:30 p.m. game.

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