Every year for the past nine years, the Gunnery field hockey team has played in a Play4TheCure fundraiser. This game aims to raise awareness about various cancers, and cancer prevention, and to also raise funds for cancer research. While the girls typically wear pink, it is important to note that this is a fundraiser for ALL cancers, not just breast cancer.
In 2015 we held a head shaving contest and sent out a Crowdrise link (r). This culminated in a Pink-Out night field hockey game where we also played some half time games to fundraise. In total, Westover (a team we partnered with) and Gunnery raised over $2,300.
In 2016 we played a fundraiser game against the boys' hockey team. The boys helped the girls fundraise by getting sponsored to play. The Gunnery on campus donations totaled of $755, and our crowdrise page raised $850 (), bringing us to a final total of $1603 ($400 below our targeted number).
In (2017), we hoped to surpass both of these numbers. We had various fundraising efforts around campus, as well as a Crowdrise page: . With on campus cash donations totalling $1,209, and our Crowdrise page bringing in an exceptional, $1,635, we were able to raise a sum total of $2,844.
Last year (2018) Our student body play a major role in the fundraising effort. Over the years, the format of our fundraiser has evolved. With the help of our student body, friends and family, and extended gunnery community, we successfully met, and exceeded our goal; raising a total of $4,084.40
Our goal was to raise at least $2,900. Our main event was a coed field hockey game. We also sold beaded bracelets and necklaces (Beads Beat Cancer), as well as baked goods. For those who were too far away to participate in the on-campus portion of our fundraiser, we opened up a Crowdrise platform for online donations.
This year (2019)
With your help and support this year, we hope to exceed the bar we set last year. We will once again host a coed field hockey game here on campus. In addition, we will have a bake sale with hot chocolate, and cotton candy, we are selling t-shirts online, and we will continue our “Beads Beat Cancer” campaign. We thank you for your support and the role you are playing in helping us find a cure for cancer.