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Homecoming 2014 hosted the second annual Powderpuff football game in Pony stadium. It was played between current reigning seniors and the new to Powderpuff juniors.

At 6:30p.m. the class of 2015 girls fought to defend their title from the class of 2016 girls.  This year, the Powderpuff game will be helping to support Tackle Cancer . Tackle Cancer is a local charity with a board of five members. Those five members work to decide what exactly the money raised will go towards. Powderpuff gets more people involved in homecoming week and connects football to both genders.

The money raised this year is going to a local charity called Tackle Cancer. The Randy Shaver Cancer and Community Fund said,  “The Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund partnered with the MFCA to challenge every high school football team to sponsor at least one ‘Tackle Cancer’ night during the months of September and October. Fans attending the game can make donations towards funding additional cancer research and together we are “Tackling Cancer.”

“Tackle Cancer allows us to consolidate our resources and battle this difficult opponent together regardless of what level of football you play in the state of Minnesota.””

— MIAC

This powderpuff game is one of the tackle cancer games that Stillwater is raising money for. Megan Fronczak (’15) said, “When people come in to buy tickets we’ll be raising money for Tackle Cancer and everyone who signed up goes towards Tackle Cancer.”

Tackle Cancer is being used to try and bring not only the community but the state of Minnesota together. MIAC said, “Tackle Cancer allows us to consolidate our resources and battle this difficult opponent together regardless of what level of football you play in the state of Minnesota.”

Beau Labore, head football coach said, “We wanted to use football as an agent to raise  money for something that affects all people, we think that Friday nights are pretty special and that this is a great way for football coaches and football players and communities to have an impact on a disease that affects almost everybody in Minnesota.”

At the High School they are attempting to raise money for Tackle Cancer during the school day. Minnesota Football Coaches Association said, “Of the $380,000 we had to give, $121,000 came directly from “Tackle Cancer” in 2012. YOU MADE A VERY BIG IMPACT IN THE ONGOING BATTLE AGAINST CANCER.”

This money raised comes from all different parts of the state and every dollar counts when it is going towards cancer research. Avery Housley (’16) said, “There will be bags in all of the fifth hour classrooms and staff and students are asked to donate money.  There will also be buckets at the powderpuff game for people to put money into that goes to help cure cancer.”

Money is being raised from all over the state of Minnesota and the special thing about this foundation is that the money goes to benefit Minnesotans. Glenn Caruso said, “It has produced not just dollars but awareness for something that’s affected all of our lives.” The money raised is being put to use and since this event has started, there has been a tremendous impact on the cancer community. Everyone knows or is related to someone who had or is currently being treated for cancer

Labore said, “In Stillwater Area High School and the football game in 2012, we raised $947.50. And then last year when we included the entire school district, all the schools and expanded it to other events including the football game, we raised $3437.”

Tackle Cancer has been working within the state of Minnesota raising money. It has raised lots of money for cancer research and development in Minnesota. It will be continually present in the attempt to continue raising money for Tackle Cancer.

 

 

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  1. Robert Enright on November 8th, 2014 8:42 pm

    I loved the video with this article! I like how it cuts between interviews and footage of the game with a voice over giving additional information. Tackle cancer was a huge success and I’m sure all of the athletes and coaches of the powder puff game had a ton of fun! I would have liked to see a little more footage of the game between interviews and maybe one more different person, but still VERY good work!

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  2. Joey Costa on November 10th, 2014 4:02 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this article because it had a strong nutgraph that described everything very well. I also liked the incorporation of a video with interviews and opinions. The clips of the game really helped see what the game was like for a person who wasn’t attending. One thing that could have changed was to interview more than just seniors in the video and include other grades to see and hear more opinions. Otherwise very well written.

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