MCC-Brethren game will help ‘Stomp Out Cancer’

“Your name here” is what Lynne Vasquez (left) and Sharon Monnot of Sports Ink seem to saying. They will be putting the names of honored loved ones on jerseys for the Jan. 31 Manistee Catholic Central-Brethren girls basketball game to raise money for the Stomp Out Cancer Fund. (Dave Yarnell/News Advocate)

MANISTEE — The Manistee Catholic Central and Brethren High School girls basketball programs will partner up with the Stomp Out Cancer Fund to raise money to benefit Manistee and Mason county cancer patients when they play on Thursday, Jan. 31.

Each varsity player will wear a pink jersey in memory or honor of someone who has been touched by cancer. Members of the community who donate $100 can have the name of someone they would like to honor on the back of the jersey. After the game the donor will get to keep the jersey.

The Pink Game will be played after the junior varsity contest,which will start at 6 p.m. Also that evening, Jan. 31, there will be a spaghetti dinner at the school to raise funds for the Washington Group’s trip to our nation’s capital.

In addition, there will be t-shirt sales and a 50/50 raffle.

The Stomp Out Cancer Fund is a nonprofit organization (501c3), so all donations are tax deductible. Funds raised will be distributed to cancer patients in need both in Manistee and Mason Counties.

Further information about sponsoring a jersey is available from Kim Gorley (231-239-1953) and Jessica Scharp (231-794-9474) or fees can be mailed to Manistee Catholic Central School, c/o Kim Gorley, 1200 South U.S. 31, Manistee MI 49660.

Stomp Out Cancer’s biggest fundraiser, the third annual Snowshoe Stampede, will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. until dusk at Manistee National Golf & Resort.

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Posted by Dave Yarnell

Dave was formerly the News Advocate features writer and retired in November 2013.

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