A bunch of rugby players left the field this past Saturday with more than just sweat and bruises on their bodies. At the end of the day, the athletes were able to raise money for a great cause.
According to WLTX.com
, the tournament, called the Ta-Tas 7s, saw over 24 teams and 200 players compete in order to raise money for breast cancer. The event was hosted by the Bombshells, a women's rugby team located in Columbia, South Carolina.
"I had two grandmothers who had breast cancer, one who actually died from it. So this hits home for me. I love wearing my pink and I love coming out here and supporting the cause," Elaine Scruggs, a member of the Bombshells, told the news outlet.
This is the third year the Ta-Tas 7s, a seven-on-seven tournament, has taken place.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lives. All women over the age of 40 are advised to seek out a yearly mammogram.