Marinette High School athletic teams will dedicate next week to assisting local families impacted by childhood cancer.
The district is hosting a Black Out Childhood Cancer fundraiser to benefit Tri-City Hands of Hope, an organization that supplies gas cards and gift cards to children with cancer and their families while they travel for care. From January 22nd through the 26th, sporting events held at the school will feature special activities and opportunities to raise money for the cause. Taylor Hoppe is a teacher at Marinette High School. She says students have raised money for other cancer organizations in the past, but the efforts of Tri-City Hands of Hope hit especially close to home.
Black Out events include bake sales and 50/50 raffles during boys and girls basketball games, a silent auction, a Kids’ Game Night, and a Dash for Cash during the wrestling match against Denmark. Hoppe says Marinette High School students are doing everything they can to ensure this fundraiser is a success.
Black Out Childhood Cancer coordinators have a goal of raising three-thousand-dollars for Tri-City Hands of Hope. For a complete list of event activities and dates, visit the Marinette High School Facebook page.