Wheaton hosts Play 4 the Cure event on Saturday

NORTON, Mass. - The Wheaton College field hockey team will participate in October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the third straight year by hosting a Play 4 the Cure event on Homecoming Saturday when the Lyons face New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Springfield College on Faxon Field in Rehoboth at 1:00 p.m.

The program was created by Tina Reinprecht, who is the founder, director and head coach of Mystx Field Hockey Club in North Wales, Pennsylvania.  An inaugural indoor benefit tournament for breast cancer research was held in 2006, and over $11,000 was raised in two years and donated to the Philadelphia affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.

With several collegiate, high school, middle school and club teams joining the movement, Longstreth Women's Sports is providing a free kit that contains ideas and promotional materials for raising funds.  The kit also includes 40 pink wristbands for the players to wear and two pink balls that will be used throughout the game.  Breast cancer awareness information will be available, and all proceeds will go to the Komen foundation.

Fans are encouraged to wear pink on Saturday to support this worthy cause.  For more information on Play 4 the Cure and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, visit http://www.play4thecure.com and http://www.komen.org.