Summer Smiles, Grad Gifts, and Great Giveaways
- May 31, 2023
Jersey Shore is a tough, no-nonsense kind of city located in between Williamsport and Lock Haven. Its high school sports teams have a reputation for being tough and physical. The fans also have a reputation as being hard-nosed with high expectations for their teams. With all this toughness walking around representing a mascot like the
Jersey Shore is a tough, no-nonsense kind of city located in between Williamsport and Lock Haven.
Its high school sports teams have a reputation for being tough and physical. The fans also have a reputation as being hard-nosed with high expectations for their teams.
With all this toughness walking around representing a mascot like the Bulldog, it might be a little confusing to see the girls’ soccer team rocking pink jerseys in exchange for their usual black and orange.
At the beginning of the season, the girls prepared to do the normal pink out game but quickly came up with the idea of wearing the jerseys all season and raising money for breast cancer all year instead of just for one game.
“The booster club wanted to do it all month and give the proceeds from the concession stand, but we thought you know what? With the outlook of things and the girls seeming to play harder let’s just wear them all season,” Jersey Shore coach Darrin Bischoff said. “They just came and said they were going to wear pink and they said we could so the girls just continued to wear it.”
The moment was one Bischoff will remember for a while as the girls got to see their pink jerseys for the first time. The only disappointment may have been the discovery that they didn’t get one for him.
“They were probably more excited than I was,” Bischoff said. “They didn’t get me one, so I’m upset about that. It was a team thing. It was a team decision. They wanted to do it and anything like that I’m all for it because you’re giving back to a good cause.”
It’s a selfless act from a team that has used the situation to help raise money for the fight. They haven’t been that bad on the field either.
Jersey Shore has wins over Danville, Wellsboro, and Shamokin. In fact, since starting the month of October, Jersey Shore has gone 3-1-1.
“Every home game this year is a pink out,” Taylor Fleming said. “It’s different. You never hear of a pink team. When teams come to Jersey Shore they might think why are they pink? They should be black. Maybe they laugh at us maybe they don’t, but we win because we’ve come together for breast cancer and that’s the goal.”
Jersey Shore has taken to the pink jerseys, and with the success of the season and a possible postseason berth on the horizon, the pink jerseys might be here to stay.
Whether it’s luck or simply making a fashion statement, the real reasons for rocking the jerseys have never left the team. Even in the beginning stages when the booster club and the team were seeing if it was even possible the girls knew it was for a good cause.
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