On Oct. 30 last year in their game against Elmwood, the Genoa Comet football
It was scarlet and gray and pink at the
team sported pink athletic tape on their wrists, ankles and armbands to show their support for breast cancer victims.
A donation in their name was made to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Stefanie, who died last fall, was the wife of two-time Ohio State University All-American and pro linebacker Chris Spielman.
In appreciation for their efforts, the Genoa team received a personal letter from Spielman thanking them for their “passionate efforts to bring about awareness at the high school level, and to contribute to the education, prevention and treatment of cancer.”
On Saturday, April 24, OSU held their spring inter-squad game. All players wore a pink ribbon insignia on their jerseys and their numbers were pink. After the game, their jerseys were auctioned off, with proceeds donated to The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Coaches, cheerleaders, ushers and a number of fans also wore pink in support of Stefanie Spielman and breast cancer research.
Chris Spielman and his family attended the game.