BROADALBIN - Broadablin-Perth's Patriot Pink Out has raised an estimated $15,000 for breast cancer research in the five years since its inception.
Now, the annual fundraiser is in the running to win $2,500 plus a visit from U.S. women's soccer star Abby Wambach through MVP Health Care's Project GO contest, an online voting event taking place now through Jan. 27.
The Patriot Pink Out is one of 50 entries in the Project GO contest (www.mvpprojectgo.com), which will award cash prizes to 10 non-profit organizations that are making their communities healthier. The top vote getter in the contest will win the grand prize, a visit from Wambach, who is the current captain of the U.S. National Women's Soccer Team and MVP's "wellness ambassador."
"By winning the MVP Project Go contest, not only would next year's sixth-annual event be $2,500 ahead, but a possible visit from someone of Abby Wambach's stature could bring in a great deal more. She's the greatest female soccer player in the world." B-P boys head soccer coach Brian Henry said in a news release.
The Patriot Pink Out started in 2009, when the boys soccer team dedicated its season to high school Principal Robin Blowers, who was battling breast cancer at the time. That year, the Patriots advanced to the state Class B semifinals and finished with an 18-2-2 record. In 2011, the boys soccer team won the Class B state championship - the first state title for Broadalbin-Perth in any sport.
Community members can learn more about the contest and vote daily for the Patriot Pink Out at www.mvpprojectgo.com.
Learn more about the Patriot Pink Out at www.bp-soccer.com/pinkout.html.