West York's field hockey and boys' soccer teams to square off in Kilts for a Cause Game


The Kilts for a Cause Game is back for another year at West York High School.

The West York field hockey Team will play the sixth annual contest at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 on the field hockey field located at the West York Area Middle School.

The West York boys' soccer team surrounds teammate and goalie Jake Atimore after losing to the Bulldogs' field hockey team during the Kilts for a Cause Game, Wednesday, October 12, 2016. John A. Pavoncello photo

The Bulldogs' field hockey team, along with its head coach, Amanda Steigleman, has challenged the West York boys' soccer team to a field hockey game to benefit Hilda, a 5-year-old girl from Uganda. Money raised from the event will fund Hilda's education.

The idea for the cause was introduced to the team through an alumni player, Heather Bushover, who served in Hilda's village on a mission trip this summer. This year, two current West York students (Nikki Jumba and Carly Gross) have coordinated the event as their graduation project. It was their decision to help the Ugandan girl.

The team with the most money raised through T-shirt sales will start the game with a one-goal advantage. If the boys on the soccer team lose the game, they will have to wear kilts to school in support of the field hockey team.

For more information on the game, contact Steigleman at (717) 792-2796, ext. 2045 or at AMSteigleman@wyasd.k12.pa.us.