Bracelets. Cupcakes. Hair.
Those three words usually don't go together, but on Tuesday night at Memorial Field, they were bonded together by one word: pink.
The effort, spearheaded by the Northfield girls soccer team, is an annual fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. Former Raiders' soccer player Haley Bollum, who is now a first-year student at the University of Minnesota, lost her mother to breast cancer in 2010.
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The team raised more than $11,000 in 2010 and more than $16,000 last year for breast cancer awareness.
Students sold bandanna bracelets, cupcakes and raffle tickets over the past week to raise funds.
Tuesday night's event included two games of soccer: the boys soccer team beat Lakeville North 5-1 and the girls lost to a potent Prior Lake 4-0.
And while Tuesday's double-header is a big draw for the Lace for the Cure effort, the fundraiser continues through Oct. 6. Laces and bracelets are still being sold and the group is co-hosting a dance at the high school.
The Lace for the Cure fundraiser and events at half time were coordinated by a group of students with Bri Malecha as event captain.
We'll update this post with the total money raised when that figure becomes available.