Winning and losing took a backseat when the softball teams from Olympus High and Bountiful High squared off on the field last week.
Make no mistake, however, every athlete strived to perform to the best of their abilities. But aside from their efforts to clinch a spot in the playoffs, both teams were, in a sense, playing for someone who is fighting a second and more challenging battle.
Last year, Olympus High student Reagan Everett was diagnosed with rare genetic condition called Li-Fraumeni syndrome, which increases the likelihood of developing malignant tumors. Despite her illness, Reagan continues to play softball to the inspiration of her teammates and opponents alike.
In a show of support for Reagan, both teams wore purple to bring awareness to the disease, and fans donated money for Reagan and the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Click the links below to read more about Reagan and the Purple Game.