When North Rockland takes the field today it’ll be about more than getting their 13th win. It’ll be about more than remaining undefeated. It won’t even be about the possible playoff implications of going up against an Class AA contender in Scarsdale.
Friday’s game is about much more than all that.
For the third straight season the Red Raiders will play a game to raise awareness for breast cancer. North Rockland will be sporting its pink uniforms, as it has all month, that were bought by money raised by the entire team.
This year’s game will be particularly meaningful after the passing of Lorraine Brenner, who was a school nurse in the district and is the mother of former player Melissa Brenner, this summer after a long battle with breast cancer.
Melissa Brenner and Alexis Chirozzi were the ones who initially got the team to start raising awareness for breast cancer after Brenner’s mother was diagnosed in February of 2011.
The game is set to kick off at 4:30 p.m. at North Rockland.
“It’s important,” said North Rockland coach Vinny Apicella of the game. “And it’s close to home.”