Softball Holds Annual Purple Out Game Against Howell Central


Tuesday, Sept. 20, softball held their annual Purple Out game against Francis Howell Central. The yearly event is held to honor the life of Trevor Joerling, a Howell student who lost his life to Hodgkin lymphoma June 3, 2014. 

“The best thing about purple out is that you’re playing for something bigger than yourself,” junior Meghan McCutcheon said. “It doesn’t matter how you play, if you make errors or strike out, getting to celebrate Trevor’s life is so much more than the sport.”  

The game helps raise money for the Trevor Joerling Scholarship and Friends of Kids With Cancer. The scholarship will be given to a graduating senior who shows strength, leadership, and passion for what they want to pursue in life. 

“The environment of this game is so different than any other during the season because you’re reminded that this sport has so many amazing things it brings to the table,” senior Sofia Birkenholz said. “The game reminds you how lucky you are to play the sport, and for the people it surrounds you with.”