Hooping for a cure at NRHS

Published 9:41 pm Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Nansemond River girls’ basketball teams will hold a breast cancer awareness event, “Hooping for a Cure,” on Friday during their home games against Oscar Smith.

As spectators are buying tickets to the junior varsity and varsity games, they are invited to make separate financial contributions for the American Cancer Society.

Head coach Calvin Mason explained some of the special things his team will be doing on Friday to mark the occasion.

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“We’re going to have on pink socks and shoestrings,” he said. “The girls are going to have T-shirts, and we are also going to have three survivors that we’re going to honor during halftime of the varsity game.”

Mason shared his motivation behind holding the event, which is now in its fourth year.

“As a coach of female athletes, I thought it was important that we try to educate them as well as the school body as a whole,” he said.

Tickets for adults are $6 and for children, kindergarten-age and under, the cost is $4. The JV game begins at 5:45 p.m., and the varsity match-up is slated for 7:30 p.m.