Saturday, February 15, 2014

WHS basketball boys and girls teams support American Cancer Society

Windham High School boys and girls basketball teams supported the American Cancer Society at last week’s games. 
To show support for those fighting cancer, “All the boys and the cheerleaders wore purple shirts that said “Eagles Fight for a Cure.” Rich Drummond had large purple ribbons painted on the court. They did a public service announcement before the game mentioning that it was a Coaches vs. Cancer game. They also sold pick bracelets that said “Windham Eagles Fight for a Cure” on them and donated a portion of the gate to ACS. They did a wonderful job,” said ACS community events specialist Brian Casalinova. The same things happened at the girl’s game as well. 
According to Casalinova, the Coaches vs. Cancer program is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The initiative leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year round awareness efforts, fundraising activities and advocacy programs.

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