Kicking it for the Cure

Action from the first Passionately Pink game when Floyd Central hosted New Albany in 2009

New Albany and Floyd Central girls will be going ‘Passionately Pink’ for the third time at Floyd Central this Thursday (September 15) in an effort to raise cash for breast cancer awareness and research.

The junior varsity game will kick off at 5.30 p.m., with the varsity following at 7 p.m. approximately.

At the same time, the boys’ junior varsity and varsity games will take place at Prosser Field, New Albany.

Both boys’ and girls’ varsity ‘Kicking it for the Cure’ matchups will see teams kitting out in pink.

A portion of the money from the sale of t-shirts ($12 each) will go towards the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, which said 75 per cent of the money raised for the charity stays in the local area. There will also be collections taken at both venues.


Last year $2,100 was raised and organizers are confident of bettering that figure, thanks in no small part to a very successful fundraiser held at Wicks Pizza in New Albany on Sunday.

Bulldog coach Julie Deuser got the idea from her own high school team, East Jessamine, after it played its cross town rival West Jessamine three years ago in a successful fundraising game entitled Rivals with a Cause.

When she spoke with Floyd Central coaches, they were very interested and excited to be involved.

New Albany (6-1-2) has been playing well but suffered its first loss of the season against Evansville Reitz by a 5-1 scoreline on Saturday.

Other recent results include a 2-1 win against a tough Bloomington South team, and a 2-2 tie with Seymour.

Kamaren Cole is the team’s leading scorer with 21 goals.

Floyd Central (3-5-1) will be hoping to return to winning ways after a week which saw it lose 3-1 to Providence, tie 2 -2with Christian Academy of Louisville and lose 4-1 to Columbus East.

Loryn Queen goes into this week as the Highlanders’ top scorer with seven goals, with Lauren Haley on six.  Both will get an opportunity to add to their tallies tonight when they take on Seymour at home (7.30 p.m.).

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