Powder up against cancer

The third annual powder-puff tournament raises money for Breast Friends

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Powder up against cancer

Team Let Them Sleep gathers in a huddle before their first powder-puff game. LTS later went on to win the tournament for the third year in a row.

Team Let Them Sleep gathers in a huddle before their first powder-puff game. LTS later went on to win the tournament for the third year in a row.

Ashley Newborne

Team Let Them Sleep gathers in a huddle before their first powder-puff game. LTS later went on to win the tournament for the third year in a row.

Ashley Newborne

Ashley Newborne

Team Let Them Sleep gathers in a huddle before their first powder-puff game. LTS later went on to win the tournament for the third year in a row.

Early release days are usually spent out at lunch or at home relaxing. This year, however, many students chose to spend their Wednesday afternoon out on the football field either supporting or participating in the annual powder-puff football tournament.

“This year has definitely been the most successful year so far,” Kylie Fretwell, senior ASB officer, said.

Since its debut in 2015, the powder-puff football tournament has become a tradition during Breast Cancer Awareness Week. All profits made from each player’s $5 entry fee goes to Breast Friends, an organization dedicated to helping breast cancer patients and survivors.

“Not only does [powder-puff] bring the school together and give people a chance to try a new sport, but it’s for a good cause,” Fretwell said.

This year, nine teams came out, not looking to win, but rather to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Week along with their friends.

“I thought it would be fun to be a part of,” Melina Mullin, senior, said. “As a senior, I’m trying to be more involved, and I think this was definitely worth coming out for.”

The team that won it all was team Let Them Sleep, or LTS. Mullin was a member of team Yellowjackets, and although they didn’t win, they still found value in the day.

“Why wouldn’t you want to do [powder-puff]?” Mullin said. “It was fun just to be on a team with friends.”

ASB is planning other fundraising events as well, in case some missed out on powder-puff. The next main one will be powder-tuff, which is scheduled for November during the week of the canned food drive.

“We are trying to figure out other activities to get students involved,” Fretwell said. “We don’t want to say anything is for sure, but hopefully we have some surprises on the way.”