UNION, NJ - The Union High School girls gymnastics team has had a busy season, and not just on the mats and uneven bars. The team has helped raise awareness of breast cancer through a series of fundraisers and events.
The girls raised money by selling special “Tumble for a Cure T-shirts” that were sold to students and staff. They collected money at their lunches and helped spread the world at a special “pink out” football game.
The girls gymnastic team’s final event was held at their last home competition against Union Catholic where they held a bake sale for fans. The night was capped off with a win against Union Catholic 100.4 to 94.725, finishing their season with a 6-5 winning record.
In total, the girls raised $1,075 to be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in loving memory of Tishona Mone Anthony, the aunt of one of the freshman gymnasts on the team, Alexa Watson.
“It’s a great feeling to have a winning season, said Coach Heather Dube, “but it’s way more rewarding to know that I coach girls who understand the importance of charity, compassion and what it means to be good people.”