TYRONE – The Tyrone Area High School Football Boosters donated $697.55 to the Tyrone Hospital Foundation with funds to be directed to Tyrone Hospital’s Breast Cancer and Women’s Health Institute of Central Pennsylvania (BCWHI).
The football boosters presented their donation to leaders from BCWHI and the Tyrone Hospital Foundation at the Tyrone Golden Eagles Nov. 1 home game.
“For us, October isn’t just about the players wearing pink for breast cancer awareness. Many of our players, parents, fans and members of our community have been affected in some way by this disease. We felt that holding a pink game was a fun way for the football boosters to raise money for such a worthy cause. We’d like to thank everyone who made our donation possible and want the community to know that we plan to continue this fundraising event in the years to come,” said Noelle Hand, president of the Tyrone Football Boosters. “As a group we agreed that we wanted to keep the funds local so we could give back to our community.”
On Oct. 4, the Tyrone Football Boosters held a pink game to raise funds for breast cancer. The boosters sold pink T-shirts with a football, ribbon and a goal post on the shirt that read, “Touchdowns for Ta-tas.” Each T-shirt was sold for $12 with proceeds going towards the donation total.
The boosters also had a basket raffle, donation buckets and donated 10 percent of their concession sales that night. This was the football booster’s first year organizing the pink game. In years past, the cheerleaders were in charge of it. The football boosters would like to continue the pink game and have already talked with members of the cheerleader and band boosters about making it a bigger event next year.
“It’s great to see the mission of the Tyrone Hospital Foundation reaching the entire community,” said Randy Miles Sr., chairman of the Tyrone Hospital Foundation. “Understanding the importance of good health needs to begin at an early age. We greatly appreciate this support.”
David Arbutina, M.D., medical director of the Breast Cancer & Women’s Health Institute of Central Pennsylvania said, “The generosity of the Tyrone community continues to make it possible to upgrade the services at our community hospital. These funds have helped the Breast Cancer and Women’s Health Institute grow and provide more and better services to the women in our area. Our staff is dedicated to make the best use of these contributions.”