One of the biggest goals we have for our children is to teach them to be charitable; to take care of others. But for kids, it can be difficult to give to others when you don’t have the resources. No job, no car, and no clue where to start.
So it’s our duty, as parents, teachers, coaches and adults – those figureheads that as a main influence and interact with children – to set a good example for our kids by acting charitably when we can. And during this time of year, there are opportunities everywhere.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink can be seen everywhere from Sundays at NFL stadiums across the country, to the storefronts of local team stores. People wear pink, the most feminine of all colors, to show support and raise money for breast cancer research and other cancers that affect women.
Earlier this month, the ASA, a local girls fast-pitch association, held the St. Louis Pitch for the Cure, part of program a non-profit for Community of Athletes. This year marks the 10th Anniversary for the event which brings the donation tally to $170,000; that’s 20% of the events profits, and an additional $50 donation per team to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The association’s mission is as follows: ” We also connect regional youth to fight against breast cancer plus empower girls to be active for change in their communities.”
And that’s a sentiment that Winning Streak can get behind. Our St. Louis Metro Area salespeople work hard to provide affordable t-shirt options for custom creations used in fundraisers. Featured here, the 12 and Under Girls Fastpitch are wearing custom shirts in hot pink. The A is for Aces – their team name – also placed in a perfectly feminine font.
As a pink October ends, a hairy November begins – or more appropriately Movember – a month when men grow mustaches and beards in support of Prostate Awareness. So as you prepare for an upcoming event, get the kids involved and contact Winning Streak.