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Contributed photo:Two teams will come together to tackle one cause " breast cancer " during a special event this Saturday.

For the second year in a row, two teams will be coming together to tackle one cause — breast cancer awareness. 

This special event will take place on Saturday at George Heap Memorial Park, located at 11347 N. CR 200E, Farmersburg. 

All three Thunderbird Youth League teams will play a game throughout the day, along with two Sullivan youth teams and a team from Eastern Greene. During the three games, there will be an ongoing raffle and concessions will be available. The first game kicks off a 9 a.m. 

Raffle tickets will be $1 each or six for $5. 

All money raised from the raffle will go to P.I.N.K. of Terre Haute. All items are available for viewing on the youth league’s Facebook page and include gift cards to local restaurants, a meat package, a cornhole table and quilts made by offenders at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility. The P.I.N.K. firetruck will be onsite as well. 

The event’s slogan, “Two teams come together to tackle one cause,” encompasses its purpose: to defeat breast cancer. 

For the Thunderbird Youth League’s Vice President and event organizer Glen Fields, this is a cause he feels passionate about, as his wife’s family has been affected by breast cancer. 

“I just know a lot of people that’s went through it and … it’s something that I believe in.”

This is also something Fields hopes impacts future generations as well. 

“I always dote on the NFL. You know, they always wore pink for National Breast Cancer (Awareness). I want to hopefully … instill that into them (the kids), too,” Fields said. 

Last year was the first year for this event and it happened to take place on his birthday. When Fields photographed the teams with a banner that had the slogan across it, he said it was an emotional moment.

“Everybody just stood back and let me do it,” Fields said. “I had the ribbon and I turned around and all the parents were behind me taking pictures.” 

Fields said this event is something he will continue and he plans to make it bigger each year.


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