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GHS girls’ soccer program supports breast cancer research

The Gloucester High School girls’ soccer program again supported the Christine Garvey Memorial Soccer Tournament this year, as it has every year since the tourney’s inception 18 years ago.

The tournament supports breast cancer research and awareness education, and was started by Pat Garvey to honor his wife, Chris, who lost her battle with breast cancer.

This year, Nancy Fisher, wife of GHS girls’ varsity head coach Bob Fisher, had the idea of starting a coin challenge, pitting the Gloucester varsity and junior varsity players against each other in a battle to raise funds the week prior to the tournament.

Nancy Fisher made the tracking charts, counted the money daily and posted the running amounts. “This brought out some of that competitive spirit in the girls,” said coach Fisher. 

In a close competition, the varsity girls won by raising $118.25 to outdo the JV girls, who raised $113.32. The five GHS senior players this season were able to present...

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