Think Pink Tournament Celebrates 10th Year by Breaking Fundraising Milestone
Foxcroft School celebrated its 10th annual Think Pink Tournament Saturday not with a trophy, but with a milestone that might have been even more exciting. It passed the $20,000 mark in cumulative funds raised for the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation!
"We are excited to continue our loyal support of those affected by this terrible disease,” said Athletic — and Think Pink Tournament — Director Michelle Woodruff after the event raised more than $1,000 to break through.
On the court, Middleburg Academy, Valley Escape Homeschool, and Randolph-Macon Academy won the Varsity, JV, and Middle School titles, respectively, to cap the fun-filled day of non-stop hoops action organized by Woodruff and Foxcroft’s student-run Athletic Association.
Eleven teams played 15 games on three courts at the three-division, round-robin tournament, which began in 2010 — the year Foxcroft School’s expanded Athletic/Student Center opened — and is one of the keystone events of Foxcroft’s partnership with CBBCF. Referees, scorers, and other officials mostly donate their time to boost the success of the event, which Foxcroft students and faculty look forward to each year.
Foxcroft also hosts the Foundation’s signature fundraiser — the Cherry Blossom Walk, Run, and Pooch Prance — each fall and has integrated breast care self-advocacy into its Wellness Program, sometimes drawing on the Foundation’s resources. The Foundation, in return, has two designated seats on its Board for Foxcroft students, which are currently held by senior Holland D. and junior Louise W. Foxcroft Head of School Cathy McGehee and Woodruff also sit on the CBBCF Board.
In Saturday’s action,Middleburg Academy’s Jade R. scored 27 points and Skye B. added 23 as the Dragons powered past both Foxcroft, 42-17, and Randolph-Macon Academy, 57-23, to win the top division. Foxcroft’s Varsity also fell to RMA to end up 0-2, while RMA finished at 1-1.
In JV competition, Valley Escape dominated, outscoring its three opponents 70-29 to claim the title. The JV team from Mercersburg Academy finished with two wins and one loss, and St. James School went 1-2. The Foxcroft JV ended up 0-3 following a heart-breaking loss in which the hosts rallied from a significant deficit to force overtime before dropping a 12-11 decision.
RMA went 3-0 in the Middle School Division with wins over The Hill School, Loudoun Country Day School, and Quantico Middle School.
The big winner of the day, of course, was the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation, which will receive profits from t-shirt and concession sales, tournament fees, and free-will donations. Since 2007, the CBBCF has granted $921,000, with 90 percent of the grants going to local organizations that treat and support breast cancer patients and survivors, and also share the Foundation’s mission to defeat breast cancer through improvements in detection, treatment, education, and elimination.
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