The Jamestown High School Lady Raider Varsity and JV Soccer teams recently raised $573 for the fight against breast cancer by participating in the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk” on Sunday. Over 20 players and two coaches, JHS Varsity Soccer Head Coach, Maggie Dalton, and Volunteer Assistant Coach, Paul Abbott, participated in the fundraising walk.
“Collecting donations and participating in the walk has actually been a tradition of the Girls Soccer Program,” Ms. Dalton. “I think it is great that we keep the tradition going as a way for the girls to be involved, and to give back, to those in need. I was very pleased with the girls who volunteered their time and showed up for a nice, chilly walk!”
“I think it’s encouraging that we are able to help out women who have, or have had, breast cancer,” said JHS Senior and Co-Captain, Katie Andalora. “We never know if one day we too will be diagnosed with it, and hopefully when we grow older the younger generation of girls will also help support us. Since I was a freshman, this has always been a highlight of the soccer season. Aside from the walk itself, we also ‘pink the field’ during warm-ups of every soccer game in October. It’s important that we take part in such a serious issue and I’m glad we were able to help where we could!”