Pink Week at Mountain Vista is much different this year with a massive increase of involvement from the student body. The activities kicked off today, Mon. Oct 5 with a bake sale to raise money for breast cancer awareness.
Here’s what to look forward to for the rest of the week:
All levels of Vista volleyball will take on Chaparral High School starting at 4:30 p.m. The varsity match is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the main gym. As the season comes to an end, Chaparral is one of the last league games and the match could ultimately determine the winner of continental league for the 2015 season. Vista Now Video will be livestreaming the event on the Vista Now YouTube channel for those who cannot make it to the game.
The game is a pink out, so be sure to come in proper attire!
Unified soccer will be playing one of their final games of the season as fall sports come to an end.
An all-day, school-wide pink out will take place in support of all those affected by breast cancer. Following school, there will be fundraisers at both Coldstone Creamery from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Lil Ricci’s Pizza.
The Lil Ricci’s Pizza fundraiser will continue through Friday.
Mountain Vista will host Rock Canyon at Shea Stadium for the varsity football pink game.
Vista, now 4-1, is facing some of their best competition of the year this coming Saturday. Canyon is now also 4-1 on the season after a losing to Regis Jesuit High School 58-14. Despite their similar records, Vista is 1-0 in league while Canyon is 0-1. Also working for the Golden Eagles, the 34-14 win against rival school ThunderRidge High School has the team ready to take on Canyon with an determined, optimistic attitude. Vista also has more points scored on the season and less points against than does Rock Canyon.
Concerns have been raised regarding junior Tristen Dean’s injury during the last quarter of the Eagles’ previous game as Dean, now out with an injured leg, may be the best wide receiver Vista has.
All week long, student leadership will be selling pink wristbands for $1 out of room upper 501 to support Susan Cash, wife of head football coach Ric Cash and mother of students Kat and Jess Cash. Though the wristbands are only $1, donations of anything more are deeply appreciated. For more information on the Cash family, click here. To donate directly to the family, you can use the Cash’s Cancer Free by Christmas GoFundMe or donate to the Jill Lamb Foundation, which is directing all proceeds to the Cash family during Pink Week.
Senior Lauren Lamb, who knows the toll of breast cancer all too well after her mother Jill lost her life to the disease years ago, has passionately planned the week to make it one of the most special occurrences at Mountain Vista for the year. Lamb has even got the Denver Post and Channel 9 News to come to Vista and report on the week.