Cy Springs partners with Cy Lakes  to raise $3,150 for cancer awareness

Cy Springs partners with Cy Lakes to raise $3,150 for cancer awareness

On Saturday Sep. 22 Cy Springs and Cy Lakes came together to raise money for pediatric cancer during the Gold Out Game between both varsity teams. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month.

 The Panthers offense scores seven points in the loss. (Mya Banks)

The Panthers offense scores seven points in the loss. (Mya Banks)

Both schools have been selling Gold Out shirts, and together have raised approximately $3,150 to go towards a family whose youngest daughter has cancer. The family received  the check during the game.

The shirt was purchased by those looking to help end pediatric cancer including some who have been affected by it directly.

“My cousin’s daughter has leukemia,” said assistant principal Kimberly Johnson. “She’s only two-years old, so this is very personal to me.”

Others felt compelled to buy the shirt solely to support the community and donate.

“I bought the shirt because of the cause,” said Cy Springs parent Karina Olivia. “I’m always supporting something like that for kids. Kids are the future.”

Although the Panthers lost 28-7 on the field, a total of $1,610 was raised with 230 shirts sold on Cy Springs end.

“It shows that a lot of people care about cancer and the patients,so people come out to show support,” said left tackle Garland Hill.

A Pink Out volleyball game will be taking place Oct. 9 at Cy Ranch support breast cancer.The volleyball team will be selling shirts with all proceeds going towards the BRIGHT PINK organization.

“This shirt is very special and near and dear to our volleyball program,” said volleyball coach Alyssa Laker.

-By Mya Banks

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Gold Out Game for a good cause

Gold Out Game for a good cause