Again this year, both teams are encouraging their fans to forego school colors and participate in the “white out” by wearing a white T-shirt, preferably a $10 Battle for a Better Cause shirt (provided by James Joppich, owner of Reston Shirt & Graphic Co.) available at the schools.
While last year’s proceeds supported Ryan Diviney and the Diviney Family, this year’s game benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in memory of Cameron Carter — daughter of Tom and Renee Carter, sister to Alex Carter, a Briar Woods graduate now playing football for Stanford, and sister to Madison and Peyton Carter.
Cameron, an eighth-grade student at Stone Hill Middle School, died Feb. 21, 2012. The No. 5 on the back of the Battle for a Better Cause shirt honors Cameron’s favorite color.
Proceeds from the shirt sales will be given to JDRF through Cameron’s Fund, Cam Light.
T-shirts will be sold at Broad Run Thursday and Friday morning before classes, Thursday morning at Briar Woods, and Friday night at the game as the Spartans welcome the Falcons to Broad Run.
So head out for an fun evening that serves a great cause.