On September 29th, 2017 I am playing in the TC WEST Pink Game to raise awareness and money for cancer research through the Van Andel Institute. Like many athletes my age, I know many people who have been effected by different types of cancer. The courage that these people show is amazing and I will use them and their battles as inspiration when I take the field on September 29th and every time I take the field this year. I will be wearing a jersey with my Grandma Rubinas' name on my back to honor her and her fight against cancer. Her victory against cancer and her support for others going through their own battles is a lesson for me on and off the field about what it means to be courageous and what it means to support others. I appreciate your generosity and thank you for your support.