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Wardogs football team grant wish for mom battling breast cancer

Posted at 9:43 PM, Oct 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-14 00:03:28-04

COLORADO SPRINGS –  “She fights, we fight!”  That’s the motto for the Colorado Springs Wardogs, a youth football team who rallied around a mother battling stage-4 breast cancer.

Sadly, she likely won’t be around by the time her son gets to high school.

So Saturday night, at Vista Ridge High School, her dream of watching her son play a high school football game, under the lights and with the crowd cheering him on, was made a reality.

Shane Kinkennon with the Wardogs said the game’s purpose was to “bring awareness to breast cancer within the community.”

“[It] kind of brings us together as a team within the organization,” he added. “We tend to focus too much on the competition of the game in itself so it’s kind of a nice way to bring the community together.”

The Monument Blizzard team shared the field with the Wardogs Saturday night.

Everyone in the crowd was decked out in pink gear to bring attention to breast cancer.

October is also breast cancer awareness month.