Suffolk Field Hockey Athletes Play 4 a Cure

Suffolk Field Hockey Athletes Play 4 a Cure photo
Northport High School’s girls field hockey program hosted their second annual Play 4 a Cure tournament on Sept. 29. Nine Suffolk County field hockey teams came together to raise money for cancer awareness and research. The day included a memorial and survivor walk, three hours of small-team scrimmages, and team dance-offs. Over 200 athletes participated, and the day ended with the “Fight for a Cure" cheer.

“A few years ago, I had the idea for a multi-team scrimmage fundraiser,” said coach and event organizer Gina Walling, “and it’s really inspiring to see girls come together for this cause that affects so many women—especially here on the island.”

Cumulatively among the nine teams a total of $2,277 was raised.