Pink shirts, pink posters, pink spirit. This week is Pink Week at Vista, and it has a whole new meaning this year in the wake of Susan Cash’s loss of her battle with breast cancer on July 17, 2016. There is an air of defiance among the students and teachers alike, and the football team is no exception.
Heading into their last game of the season, players are looking forward to showing support for their beloved head coach Ric Cash, as well as finishing the year out strong.
Senior Jackson Ingram put it well, saying, “We realize that coming together through this, coming closer as a family of football, it can be a lot more than just a game.” Indeed, this week is more than just the big game.
It’s a school rallying around a teacher and coach who never failed to be there for his students or players. A genuine, warm, kind man and his family are at the center of Pink Week here at Vista, and everyone is in on showing every bit of encouragement and support for them amidst it all.
Throughout the week, there are sales for baked goods, pink wrist bands, and pink scrunchies. Tuesday saw Ruff N’ Tuff, Wednesday is a fundraiser at Coldstone from 4-7, and Thursday is the pink out game at Shea vs. Rock Canyon at 7. At the game, a Miracle Minute will be held, where all proceeds will go to the Jill Lamb Foundation and Cash family.