Pirates & community tackle cancer
To honor and raise funds for cancer research, the annual Tackle Cancer event was held last week, culminating on Friday night during the varsity football game.
Although the evening became a wet one with the rain that passed through the area, approximately $500 was raised through a combination of raffle ticket sales, Tackle Cancer items sold and freewill donations throughout the week. Proceeds will be sent to the Randy Shaver Tackle Cancer Foundation.
At half-time, multi-colored balloons which represented all types of cancer were released in honor of those affected by the disease.
As a result of schools holding these events, last year over $281,000 was raised for Minnesota’s cancer community!