Oct. 16, 2008
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT field hockey team will do their part to raise awareness towards breast cancer this Saturday, October 18 when they take part in the Play 4 the Cure movement in conjunction with the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The Engineers host Smith College at 1 p.m. on Jack Barry Field. The game will also serve as senior recognition day and takes place on Family Weekend at MIT.
Play 4 the Cure was started by Tina Reinprecht, founded, director and coach of the Mystx Field Hockey Club. The movement began with an indoor field hockey tournament in 2006 to benefit breast cancer research. Since then Play 4 the Cure has contributed over $11,000 to the Philadelphia affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This year over 150 field hockey teams from across the country are taking part in Play 4 the Cure events.
Among the ways the Engineers hope to raise awareness:
-Pink field hockey balls will be used during the game
-Players will wear pink sweatbands and ribbons
-Pink game programs will be printed
-A table will be set up at the entrance to Jack Barry Field with breast cancer awareness information
-A collection will be taken for fans who wish to make a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation