Ocean City’s football field will be painted pink again Oct. 15 to promote Breast Cancer Awareness thanks to Mike Lenhardt, Supervisor of Recreation Maintenance.
Mike lost his first wife, Gina, to breast cancer. Last year, he and his staff painted sections of Ocean City’s Carey Stadium pink for a football game with Egg Harbor Township. Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons in the end zones and yard line numbers glowed pink.
The painting served its purpose. It both drew attention and raised money to combat breast cancer. Proceeds from the refreshment stand and a lollipop sale by cheerleaders were donated to the South Jersey Breast Cancer Coalition’s Client Assistance Fund.
The organization was formed by survivors. A similar group helped Mike meet his mortgage payments when his wife passed away seven years ago.
This year’s “Pink Game” is set for Fri., Oct. 15th when Ocean City’s Red Raiders meet the Hammonton Blue Devils at Carey Stadium.
Once again proceeds from the refreshment stand will be donated to the Coalition. Ocean City employees are making donations through their Union and monies from the gate receipts will also be donated.
For information on the services of the Breast Cancer Coalition or to donate to the fund, call 609-525-9300.