Boardman and Austintown girls basketball teams play in order to fight breast cancer

Boardman and Austintown girls basketball teams play in order to fight breast cancer

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) — More than bragging rights were at stake Saturday when Boardman and Fitch squared off.

The junior varsity girls game was also a way to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer.

The “think pink game” helps the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center.

The purpose of the event is threefold: raise awareness about breast cancer and money for the center. It’s also to celebrate survivors.

“It seems like everybody in some form or another has been touched by cancer. And for us to use the sport of basketball to give back to the community, this is a wonderful way to do that,” said Stacy Cepin, Austintown Fitch coach.

In addition to the game, there was also raffle baskets and a 50/50 drawing.

The money goes directly to help uninsured and underinsured women in the community.

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