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Soccer players, employees raise$3,500 to fight breast cancer

F-M's team colors are green and white. CBA's are purple and gold.

But the huge crowd that came out for the two schools' soccer double-header at the Swan Pond field Oct. 2 wore pink.

"It was a huge crowd, probably the biggest I've ever seen playing at the pond," said senior Brian Ward, a captain of F-M's boys team.

Many wore the pink shirts sold by members of the boys and girls teams of both schools. Some huddled against the cold under pink blankets.

Along with raffles and donations, the soccer teams' "Pink Out" raised $2,826. The money was pooled with money raised by a group of mostly F-MHS faculty and staff members who participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Syracuse on Oct. 3. That group, led by guidance counselor Katie Bombard, raised most of its money through a "jeans Friday" event, in which employees could wear jeans in exchange for donating $5 each.

Together, the two groups raised $3,500, which they donated to the American Cancer Society.

The games went well, too, Ward said. Both went to overtime, with the girls' game ending in a tie and the boys' game ending in a 1-0 F-M victory.

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