A Special Game

The fourth annual Elkins Middle School “Pink Out” game to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month was held Thursday at Riverbend Park.

The EMS boys and girls battled one another in four exciting quarters of action.

“We are hopeful this will be our best year to date in regards to the funds we were able to raise for the Davis (Health System) Foundation,” EMS?coach Mandi Larkin said. “We are awaiting the official final tally, but we believe it is in the area of $1,300.”

Larkin said the community pulls together for the contest.

“Our players, parents, boosters and fans are always so supportive of this event and we couldn’t pull it off without that fantastic community support,” she said. “We know this is just a small drop in the bucket when it comes to helping those in need while they battle cancer, but this certainly makes an impression on the kids that participate.

“Hopefully they will always remember the impact they have made and how easy it is to help out their own community. We look forward to next year and holding the event again … it is something we hope will continue for many years to come.”

The coaches for the two teams – Larkin, Sarah Ware and Ross Ware – added their thanks to Dick Harvey and Mountain Valley Bank for being the title sponsor. They also acknowledged the Elkins Middle School cheerleaders and the Elkins Middle School Band for performing at the game.