Softball Team Raises Over $1,600 For Susan G. Komen Foundation

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VAN BUREN (KFSM) —  The Lady Pointers Softball Team at Van Buren High School went to bat this week with a Pink Out game Tuesday afternoon (May 5th).

Not only was the team decked out in pink from head-to-toe, but they also had the bases painted pink as they took on Bryant.

“We try to just have as much fun as we can with it,” explained Head Coach Andy Williams. “But at the same time, we need the girls to remember why we play.”

Williams said the idea behind the game actually came from a former player who wanted to make an impact in the community.

“A few years ago, one of the girls wanted to more than just play softball and go to school,” Williams said. “I thought about it for awhile and decided to do something around cancer, and something around females. So we decided to go the breast cancer route as far as trying to raise awareness and trying to raise money. At the same time, one of the girls came in off the team and said ‘Hey Coach, last night my mom got diagnosed with cancer,’ and so it kind of solidified what I was thinking.”

The team won the game two-to-one against Bryant after eight innings.

The Lady Pointers raised over $1,600 benefiting the Ozark affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.