Written by P.T. Hall Friday, 26 October 2012 00:00The Westbury Green Dragons football team will wear pink socks collectively throughout the remainder of the football season to help raise the consciousness of Americans and the rest of the world about breast cancer. October is the time to remind individuals to have regular visits for breast cancer screenings and the Green Dragons would also like to encourage individuals to visit http://www.nbcam.org/ for a plethora of information on new developments on breast cancer and breast health in general.
Football mom, Mrs. Ashley Stevens, took the initiative and suggested that the junior varsity team wear pink socks for the cause. Her son, Quentin, running back for the team, posed the idea to the players and coach Teeter, who all jumped at the opportunity and were proud to be a part of the National Breast Cancer Awareness team of people who want to encourage breast cancer awareness and to eradicate breast cancer.
Founded more than 25 years ago, the NBCAM is a collaboration of caring organizations including national public service organizations, professional medical associations and government agencies all working toward the promotion of breast cancer awareness by sharing information on the disease and providing greater access to services. Who ever said that pink is just for girls?
In addition to pink socks dominating the field, football fans got to enjoy a wonderful pancake breakfast, a fabulous parade and a varsity football game against Mepham on Oct. 13. Although the latter didn’t result in a victory for Westbury, the effort to win was clearly put forth. The varsity game ended in a loss for Westbury that was too painful to mention, but the fans, the band, the flag team and the cheerleaders didn’t give up on the Dragons. And the junior varsity team, led by coach Todd Teeter and assistant coach Darin Harrison, did their best to make up for the varsity’s loss as they beat Mepham on their turf at Kennedy Bellmore earlier in the day.
What more can be said about the Westbury Green Dragons – if one team has a bad day, the other team picks up the slack. The team demonstrated fantastic offense and defense but outstanding performance by Deangelo Bianase (wide receiver), Raeco Jackson (quarterback), Anthony Preston (starting tail back) and Kyle Spruill (wide receiver) is worth noting. Come and support your local high school football teams. The schedules are available online at www.westburyschools.org. Go Green Dragons!