There was more than a splash of pink at Prince Field on Friday night, Oct. 4 as the Miami Springs/Virginia Gardens Optimist Club displayed support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The color pink was dominant from jerseys, socks and shoes on the Golden Hawks team to cheerleaders’ ribbons and outfits, and pullovers on coaches, moms and dads.
Football mom and cheerleading commissioner Isbet Sosa said, “When a coach’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer three or four years ago, the Optimist Club decided to dedicate a game to Breast Cancer Awareness and the tradition continues.”
“This is a very special night for football, cheerleading and the City of Miami Springs,” said cheerleading commissioner Monica Vigna. “Last night we decorated the park along with the boys and girls, parents and coaches. This teaches the children how to come together for a worthy cause.”
Vigna said parents were highly involved and donated goods for the fundraising bake sale and purchased pink tank tops and socks for 30 cheerleaders. Also on hand to entertain the crowd were members of the MSSH band, color guard and Golden Girls & Co.
“We bumped it up this year with more pink for the girls, and pink jerseys for the boys for the first time,” said Vigna. “Miami Springs has come together for a good cause and that’s what it’s all about.”