Kevin Pottebaum, Sports Inforamtion Director
SIOUX CITY – During Homecoming this week on the Cliff, the Chargers will Go Gold in honor of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month and help support a local child battling cancer. This year marks the seventh consecutive year that the Blue and Gold will be helping the cause as this year’s Go Gold Ambassador is Breanna Svoboda.
Breanna is a fourth grader from Sergeant Bluff who was born with muscular dystrophy and at the age of four was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. Doctors believe that the tumor is gone after many surgeries, but she still struggles with some memory loss and tremors.
In April, the Briar Cliff cheer and dance squads held a signing day to welcome Breanna to the Charger family. As an honorary member of the teams, Breanna joins the teams for practices and helps them cheer at home events.
During Homecoming, the Briar Cliff athletic department will be raising funds through the Go Gold initiative with the hopes of helping Breanna’s family with medical costs and getting her a service animal that will help Breanna with her balance and mobility.
Stop by the Go Gold tables at any Homecoming athletic event and check out the gold merchandise including t-shirts and rally towels. There will also be 50/50 raffles taking place at Wednesday’s volleyball match against Northwestern and Saturday’s football game vs. Doane. All proceeds directly benefit Breanna and her family.