Pink for a Purpose

Alex Kiebel

Annual Coaches vs. Cancer game draws big crowd


Tuesday, February 9 was the annual Coaches vs. Cancer game, where they honor those who are fighting cancer, and remember those who have lost their battle. The girls’ basketball team, lead by head coach Tim Staloch, took a big win over Minneapolis Patrick Henry that night.

The team sells pink cutouts of basketballs for anyone to buy. The purpose of the basketballs is to write a name for someone in their honor or memory. “This year we have sold over 200 basketballs, and still will sell more for the boys’ game,” said coach Kimberly Fynboh. The basketballs sold for $1 each. 

“We bought pink shirts for the basketball team. They said Fighting for Fynboh on them, to honor our coach Kim Fynboh who is fighting breast cancer,” said freshman Avery Lee. Lee also said that Fynboh did not know about the t-shirts, so they surprised her with them. The team also put pink pre-wrap in their hair. 

After the game, the girls sat down with the opposing team and ate pizza. “It was fun to talk with them and eat pizza together,” said Lee. She said it was fun to get to know them, and it was a great end to the day. 

Overall, the team ended with a very successful week. Now, they will keep going as their season starts to come to an end.