2020 St. Thomas Boys Soccer
This season on Thursday, October 22nd at 5:30pm
the Saints host Farmington High School
in the 12th Annual
The team will play the game with Select "The Cure"
Players will wear pink uniform shirts, sweatbands and headbands.
Some will have pink laces in their cleats.
This is done to raise awareness that
cancer touches everyone's lives.
Everyone is effected by cancer in some way.
It could be a family member, a relative, a friend or someone you know.
This year especially hits close to home as our own coach
Dave Salvacion has been diagnosed with cancer.
The purchase of the Pink Balls, sweatbands and laces send
money to Cancer research
A little history of the game "in Pink":
In the 2009 home opener
St. Thomas played Oyster River to raise money to fight breast cancer.
This was the first ever PINK game in St. Thomas School history.
This was done to raise some money, but also awareness that cancer touches everyone's lives.
Players wore pink laces, wristbands and head bands.
In that 2009 game Ross Suleski scored the lone goal as the
Saints won their home opener against Oyster River.
Ross played in memory of his Grandmother Betty Peterson who passed away from Lung Cancer.
Photos from 2009 Pink game
The teams raised $338.00 over all.
In 2010 we made the game a bit more
What can make the game more personal than playing for cancer awareness?
Playing to help one persons fight for cancer.
Playing to help one family.
Playing to raise money to help a child directly.
I'd like you to meet Rylie Cruz.
Rylie lived in New Hampshire with her family.
Hailee, John, Karen, Rylie and Makayla
On Jan 9,2010 Rylie had a big belly and the family thought she
was constipated. Rylie was brought to the ER, she was diagnosed with an enlarged
Liver and was transported to Children's Hospital at Dartmouth in Hanover.
Rylie was then transferred to Children's Hospital in Boston. She was poked, prodded, and x-rayed many times. They found that Rylie has a large Tumor in/next to her Liver and everything pointed towards
Cancer. She has been a little trooper and behaved so well for all the
Doctors and Nurses. There were multiple teams of doctors working with her from
both Children's Hospital and Dana Farber.
Donations from the game were sent to the Cruz family to help defer the costs they incur driving from
New Hampshire to Dana Farber and Children's hospital
We played the Windham Jaguars and won 2-1 on goals from Connor Bailey and Ed Conroy
We raised over $500.00 for Cancer and Rylie Cruz
Unfortunately Rylie lost a tough fight after a year and a half.
Photos from the 2010 Varsity Pink game
In 2011 St. Thomas played host to Portsmouth in a
PINK game to raise money in memory
of Rylie Cruz for the Dana Farber & Children's Hospital Cancer center.
We added a memory wall where Players and Fans could write down the names of Family and Friends who they were playing for and praying for.
Game Story from 2011 Pink game
Photos from the 2012 Pink game
Photos from the 2013 Pink game
Photos from the 2014 Pink game
The 7th annual Pink game was played in 2015 against
the team not only won a victory by raising money to fight Cancer but also
won coach Suleski his 100th career game as a varsity coach at St. Thomas.
Photos from the 2015 Pink Game
Photos from the 2016 Pink Game
Photos from the 2017 Pink Game
Photos from the 2018 Pink Game
Photos from the 2019 Pink Game
This year the Saints will carry on the tradition that has spread to other sports teams at St. Thomas.
So Come Join us and cheer on your team and remember past family and friends.
Select “The Cure” soccer balls - NFHS approved.
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