Twelve field hockey teams from public and independent schools across New England (grades 6-9) joined Walker's JV and middle school teams in a tournament-style play day on Saturday, October 13 to raise nearly $8,000 in the seventh annual Play4TheCure at Walker's. Play4TheCure is a non-profit organization that dedicates its efforts to raising funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. and The Foundation for Cancer Research through competitive sports featuring recreational sports clubs, middle schools, high schools and collegiate sporting events.
This year, event organizers, including Head Varsity Coach Mimi Duran and her team, and several of the varsity parents, worked to raise $10,000 through donated gifts, the sale of food, and other activities that took place throughout the event. Prizes included gift cards to local restaurants, apparel, baskets, concert tickets, among many more, such as a the grand prize of a $10,000 ski trip to Cerro Castor in Argentina for four. Tickets for the grand prize are available for purchase online. The drawing will be held on November 27, 2018.
Coach Duran is pleased with the participation of all the athletes, coaches, referees and volunteers on what was a very cold and wet weekend saying, "We were all out there for a cause. Athletes joining together for a cause shows another form of commitment, and I am happy that we can be a part of something even bigger."