Dighton-Rehoboth Hockey Team Honored
The Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School Field Hockey team is the October 2022 recipient of the We Are DRiven to Serve award for Community Service.
Last September (childhood cancer awareness month), the 27 member team organized and hosted a bake sale and donated the profits to the Izzy Foundation. Since 2011, this national foundation, based in Providence, has provided support to families dealing with pediatric cancer.
The DRRHS Field Hockey team has a special connection with the Izzy Foundation. Emma Wheeler, a DR alum, played field hockey and was in treatment at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Each year, the team tries to put together a fundraiser to raise money for childhood cancer research and the Izzy Foundation.
“We know that many families have children who are battling cancer, and that researchers are still searching for a cure for cancer,” Coach Meghan Marcotte said.
“In addition, many families utilize the Izzy Room at Hasbro Children’s Hospital while their children are being treated.”
“Of the many tragedies in our world today, pediatric cancer is one of the most difficult,” said Superintendent Bill Runey. “The child and their family are robbed of so many special moments. Our field hockey team’s commitment to the Izzy Foundation is a way to help comfort those families in true We Are DR fashion.”
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