Coaches Vs. Cancer raises $900

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By The Staff

By Jimmie Earls

Sun Sports Writer

Washington County and Marion County not only did battle against each other on the court Friday night, but they also came together to help deliver a one-two punch to cancer. The Coaches Vs. Cancer game raised $900 for the Washington County Relay for Life.

“It was a great success,” said relay event chair Tammy Osbourne. “We raised over $900, $690 came from the silent auction alone. A lot of thanks have to go to the coaches and teams, especially school administration, athletic director Glen Goatley and Bernard Smalley for making this a success. We are proud to have been a part of this event.”

Although Washington County lost to Marion County in both games, with the Knights winning 57-46 over the Commanders and the Lady Knights defeating the Commanderettes 68-42, the teams and fans rallied in an effort to make cancer the real loser.

Relay For Life, the signature event of the American Cancer Society, will take place June 12-13 at St. Catherine College in Springfield. For more information about forming a team or becoming a volunteer, contact Renea McCauley at 502-507-1131 or Tammy Osbourne at 859-805-0014.