Carrollton High School (OH) And Community Comes Together For Cancer Awareness Game
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many teams from the NFL down through high schools are donning pink. One team in Ohio has been able to get their school and community behind a cancer awareness game. The Carrollton Warriors sported pink jerseys this year for their annual cancer awareness football game.
This summer, the Warriors won the highly contested cancer awareness category in the first Addix Great American Giveback. The Great American Giveback was a social media contest across the Addix Facebook page, Twitter page, and Instagram page where the community with the most votes in each category won for their cause event. Carrollton won their category by just over 400 votes. As a part of being the winner, Addix donated 50 custom Addix ultra elite cause game football jerseys to the Carrollton varsity team for their game, which this year was to be held October 5th.
After winning the Great American Giveback, Warriors head football coach Phil Mauro talked about what it meant to win the jerseys for their game. “I am really proud of our community. This is community based town, and they really got behind this giveback. I also want to tip my hat off to Addix on seeing the need of giving back to cause events. It’s something we really try to teach our kids at Carrollton, the importance of giving back and paying it forward. These jerseys are definitely going to put our annual cancer awareness game over the top!”
Each player had an honoree that they played for who had been affected by cancer. Jen Rummell, a teacher and parent at Carrollton High School, had a close friend of hers as one of the night’s honorees. “ I am thrilled to be a part of a community that comes together and supports eachother to it's fullest in so many ways. Congratulations to Carrollton on coming together and supporting breast cancer awareness month.”
While the Warriors fell in the game on the field, their cause game was a huge event for the players, honorees, and the entire Carrollton community.
Photos in this article were provided by Jordan Miller - WYKZ, @J_MillerTV, Jen Rummell, and Bryce Carte.