Lady Cavs hit gridiron for a good cause

Sep. 29, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Southern Lee’s upcoming homecoming week will culminate Friday night as the Cavaliers host Gray’s Creek for a key Cape Fear Valley clash on the gridiron.

Cavalier Stadium will be the stage for another important game under the lights Wednesday night. Lady Cavalier juniors and seniors will celebrate Pink Day - Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the high school with the Fifth Annual Powderpuff Game. The game will be the big finale for raising money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Kickoff between the senior team and junior team is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Admission is $5. The game and fundraising effort, organized by Southern Lee’s Sports and Marketing Entertainment 2 Class, will also feature Cavalier, not Lady Cavalier, cheerleaders performing a halftime show and squaring off in a “cheer battle.”

There will be concessions, more fun and games and Cavalier football juniors and seniors will be on the coaching staffs for their respective classes. Adding up players, coaches and cheerleaders, more than 100 Cavalier students are making the event happen.

The true goal of the night is giving money to fight cancer. Shanna Roberts, a business and marketing teacher at Southern Lee and a breast cancer survivor, will speak to the powderpuff crowd about her experiences.

Powderpuff sponsors include Royal Threads, Chatlee Boat and Marine, Jones Printing, Little Caesars, Ted’s Flower Basket, Dickey’s Barbeque, Awning and Canvas Work, the Southern Lee Booster Club and Forbes Real Estate, along with more fundraising in the community.

Friday’s school day at Southern Lee will end with a pep rally, also put on by the Sports and Entertainment Marketing class. On homecoming night, Southern Lee’s 2013-14 Homecoming Queen and Court will be named and reigning homecoming queen Jennibeth Burge, now a freshman at UNC Wilmington, will crown the new queen.