Cincinnati, Ohio, June 27, 2018 – Five schools, two teams and one goal. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital was the big winner when Saint Ursula Academy battled friendly rival Notre Dame Academy in the annual Orange and White flag football game. The girls battled on the field while their ‘cheerleaders” from Moeller, St. Xavier, and Covington Catholic high schools cheered them on. Photo Caption: Left to Right: Tara Widener (CBDI), Maria Danneman (NDA), Audrey Muck (NDA), Lily Ehemann (SUA), Annaliese Andsager (SUA), Audrey Felton (SUA), Meghan Greenwell (NDA), Jessica Beirl (NDA), Kasey Beckham (CBDI)
The game raises funds for the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital each year. On May 15, student council leaders from Saint Ursula and Notre Dame Academy presented a check for $6,310 to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Since the game’s inception, over $57,000 has been donated to find a cure.
Eight years ago, the Orange & White Game was founded by Saint Ursula Academy students in memory of Natalie Bradley ’09, who lost her battle with leukemia. Since then, Saint Ursula students have worked hard to raise money for cancer research and honor Natalie’s memory by joining forces with other area high schools to organize the Orange & White Game.
This year, the eighth annual Orange & White Game was held at Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills, Kentucky.