Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Coaches vs. Cancer – BHS Tennis Fundraiser

Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches that empowers athletic coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.  The goal is to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living among students, faculty, school staff, fans, and the community at large, through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs.

The Burlington Girls Tennis Team, coached by our 6A mathematics teacher Jennifer Tate and Memorial School 1st grade teacher Karen Calandrelli, will be hosting a Coaches vs. Cancer fundraising event on Thursday, May 17th. The Lady Devils’ match against Wakefield will be played in honor of loved ones lost and those who have survived their cancer battle at 3:30 at Rahanis Park in Burlington.

For a $1 donation, a cup will be placed in the fence around the tennis courts in their honor or memory.  Donations are tax deductible and may be made in cash or check, payable to the American Cancer Society. The cups will be arranged to spell out different phrases promoting cancer awareness and permanent markers will be available to write out any names or messages on each cup. If the match is postponed due to rain, the fundraising event will still take place on the rescheduled match day which would be available on the Burlington High School Athletics website.

Please come to Rahanis Park on Thursday, May 17th at 3:30 pm to promote healthy living, cancer awareness, and cheer on the Lady Devils who currently hold a record of 9-1.

1 comment:

  1. this types of programs really great to create cancer awareness... As well who won the match?

    Cancer Guide