benefit set to offset medical costs

Allison Brannan, reporter

Softball team plans a PINK benefit game for history teacher Rochelle Loewen. Loewen, who battles breast cancer, will receive recognition for her fight.

The PINK benefit game, featuring Loewen throwing the first pitch of the game, will place next month on March 11.

“This will be one of our first games of the season. [Mrs. Loewen] will be throwing the first pitch of the game. The girls will be wearing their special pink jerseys. We’re just hopefully going to make it a really fun day and to be there to support her,” head softball coach Cassy Story said.

This week the softball team sold pink Maverick shirts for presale during lunch in which all proceeds going toward Loewen’s medical expenses.

“Along with shirt sales, we will also be selling some items out of the canteen for lunch, and even before or after school. We are also getting local businesses to donate for our cause,” Story said.

At press time, the team raised five hundred dollars and plans to raise more before the game. The girls also aim to present Loewen with a check during the game with the accumulation of all softball fundraisers.

“I feel like [the benefit game] goes right along with being a good teammate. And for us, as a school, we’re kind of like one big team so you want to make sure that you show that person support,” Story said.