Lady Falcons To Host 'Think Pink' Night At Bock Gymnasium
By: Rich Maclone
Every senior at Mashpee High School is required to take on a Senior Project. The projects vary in importance to the individual student, but the one that Ali Corsi selected is near and dear to her heart.
Corsi is a three-sport athlete at Mashpee High School, playing on the girls’ soccer team and both the indoor and outdoor track and field teams. During her tenure on the track teams she’s become very close to Coach Celeste Reynolds, a coach that seemingly every one of her athletes adores.
Reynolds is a survivor of breast cancer, having finished up her treatments last year. Corsi said that she watched her coach go through an awful lot in a short span of time and it left a lasting impression.
For her senior project, Corsi chose to hold “Think Pink Day” at Mashpee High School. On Tuesday night, during the girls’ basketball team’s game against Harwich, at 6:30 PM, the event will be held on Bock Gymnasium. Both teams will be wearing pink T-shirts under their uniforms and the game will be played with a pink-and-white basketball. The referees will sport pink whistles for the game.
The Mashpee Lady Falcons Basketball Team’s Shoot For A Cure game is the first of its kind on Cape Cod. Donations will be accepted for the Dana-Farber Research Institute and Corsi is encouraging everyone that plans on coming to the game to wear pink that night.
“I saw (Mrs. Reynolds) struggling through it and it made me want to do this,” Corsi said. “I’ve had her (in school) since the 7th grade.”
Corsi said that she and Mrs. Reynolds are making chocolate ribbons to sell at the game as a fundraiser. Special bookmarks will also be given to people making donations that night.
Mashpee Athletic Director Mike Horne has helped Corsi facilitate her project. He assisted her in acquiring the T-shirts for the game, as well as the special game ball, and has supported the cause from its inception.
“I think it’s a real nice thing to do,” he said. “Cancer touches everyone at some point in their life.”
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