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DDHS football holds fundraiser

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Gazette staff
October 7, 2011
— Challenged by their moms to do more than dress the part, members of the Delavan-Darien football team will collect money this month to fund cancer research.

Members of the freshmen, junior varsity and varsity teams starting this week will collect pledges for each point scored by the varsity team during the month of October, according to a news release from Deb Alder, the mother of a team member.


October is breast cancer awareness month.


Some players had expressed an interest in wearing pink uniforms like NFL teams do in support of breast cancer research.


Team members will collect pledges through Wednesday. The goal is to announce their earnings at their final home game on Friday, Oct. 14, against Wilmot Union High School, according to the news release.


The team plays Waterford High School tonight for Waterford's homecoming game, according to the district calendar.


The fundraiser will count points scored at the two regular-season games as well as one or possibly two play-off games that could take place this month.


"As a parent of a player, I'm very proud of our guys for going forward with this," Alder wrote. "It's a busy, exciting time of year for the team and yet they've paused to recognize there's a lot they can do to help ‘crush' cancer."


The team has scored an average of 29 points per game this season, according to the news release. Players hope to raise $1,500.


They plan to donate the money to two programs at the Lakeland Aurora Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. One will be the clinic's free mammogram program, and the other the "Me Again … for Men" program, which supplies hats, support and education to men going through cancer treatment.


For more information or to make a pledge, call the school district at (262) 728-2642.



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