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    Monarch sophomore catcher Hannah Urbach, JV coach Hayley Bolyard and head coach Erika Trujillo hold chemo care bags the Coyotes put together after Monarch's Pink Game.

  • Monarch softball players line up for the annual Pink Game...

    Courtesy Monarch softball

    Monarch softball players line up for the annual Pink Game on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

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Despite a home run from sophomore catcher Hannah Urbach, the Monarch softball team fell to Horizon on Wednesday.

But that wasn’t the story.

It was Monarch’s annual Pink Bag game, and close to 100 spectators were in attendance and helped donate items and cash to strengthen the Coyotes’ cause.

The Coyotes were collecting donations so they could embark on their autumn task of filling chemo care bags for patients at the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center in Boulder. The donations of comfort items such as small blankets, puzzle books and hard candies have allowed the Coyotes to put together 57 bags so far.

They will make the delivery to breast cancer patients sometime in October.

For Monarch, the cause hits close to home. Longtime Coyotes parent Michele Meska, who has had two daughters pass through the softball program and helped unearth the Pink Game five seasons ago, currently is amidst her third battle with breast cancer.

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