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.
In its third year, Northfield's Lace for the Cure ruled the day as pink overtook the halls and fields of Northfield High School.
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.