Crete-Monee softball holds leukemia fundraiser
May 31, 2012 3:44PM
The Crete-Monee High School softball team recently held an "Orange Day" to raise money for leukemia research.
Updated: July 6, 2012 8:42AM
The Crete-Monee High School softball team recently held an “Orange Day,” raising money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Brian Riegler, principal of Crete-Monee High School, lost his 13-year-old daughter, Kiersten, to leukemia. To show support, players and parents held a bake sale at their doubleheader softball game against Tinley Park. The Warriors raised $160 and, along with continuous help and donations from the CMHS family and community, the Crete Area Youth Baseball Softball Association will also help out the cause by donating a percentage of its profit from the concession stands.
The Warriors also held a “Pink Day” for Breast Cancer Awareness in March. Crete-Monee wore its pink jerseys while Joliet Catholic also participated by wearing black jerseys. A bake sale was held and the Warriors were able to raise $167, which will be donated to the Breast Cancer Society.