The Medomak Valley Panthers played host to the Lincoln Academy Eagles. Back-to-back “Pink Out” games featured the varsity girls followed by the varsity boys. For these special games, both of the Medomak Valley teams wore unique, pink uniforms. Besides hosting girls’ and boys’ “bring out the pink" basketball games, they also sold Pink Paw cards, and held a 50/50 raffle and t-shirt sale.
The fundraiser raised an amazing $7,000 for the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition's Support Service Fund and surpassed last year’s
total of $6,500.
“The check was presented in honor of Medomak Valley High School teacher Elizabeth Bianchi, who currently is in treatment,” said John Murphy, who, along with wife, Gayle, a breast cancer survivor, helped purchase pink uniforms worn by Panther players for the games.
All of us at Maine Breast Cancer Coalition want to thank all the athletes, their parents, coaches, the booster organizers and all the other volunteers who made this event possible!
Pictured left to right: Athletic director Matt Lash; Principal Linda Pease; Boosters vice-president Holly Smeltzer; Abigail Cordts and Kelly McCloughan of the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition; Panther cheering coach Heather Simmons
Smith & Wilkinson, Scarborough, one of the country’s premier executive search and leadership consulting organizations, continued its strong support and commitment of giving back with a $2,500 contribution to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition.
“Giving back is an important part of our culture and builds upon our commitment to making a difference, whether it’s using our skills and experience to match companies and talent, or contributing to non-profit organizations that help others. We are pleased to recognize and support the positive impact that the MBCC makes through this contribution,” said Carll Wilkinson, Managing Partner of Smith & Wilkinson.
Wilkinson said the company dedicates a generous portion of its net profits annually to charitable giving. In 2018, Smith & Wilkinson contributed more than $25,000 to non-profits in multiple states.
All of us at Maine Breast Cancer Coalition are grateful for Smith and Wilkinson’s support!
Photo, left to right: Christopher Kelley, Smith & Wilkinson Partner; Liz Tusing, MBCC volunteer fundraising coordinator; Nick Hayes, Partner and Practice Director; Steve Peary, Partner