Fort Bend Christian Academy hosted it's annual Tackling a Cure varsity football game for breast cancer awareness on September 30, 2016.
Since Octobor is breast cancer awareness month, the cheerleaders held a Pink Out pep rally and sported pink pom poms and hair ribbons. For the game, the football players wore pink wristbands.
Pink Out shirts were sold prior to the event, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting The Rose, a non-profit breast cancer organization in the Houston area. A check for $500 was presented to The Rose, and two breast cancer surviors, Patty Matthews and Nina Krenek, were honored during halftime.
"I love being a part of the team because it gives us the opportunity to raise school spirit and spread awareness for different causes," Co-Captain Taylor Lanclos said. "Being a cheerleader allows me to reach out to different ages at the school, like the elementary kids we help for junior cheer, and for the breast cancer survivors at the game. It is our job as cheerleaders to set an example for our school and the best way to do this is by making a difference in the community around us. It is a privilege to be a part of this squad."
Fort Bend Christian Academy is a private school serving grades Pre-k through 12 in Sugar Land, Texas. For more information about the athletic programs available to FBCA students, visit the website.