On February 16, Triton school will once again be hosting "Shooting for a Cure". This organization is all about coming together as a community to raise money for cancer research, and helping to support those who are going through cancer treatment, and being there for their families. We all have been touched by someone who has or has had cancer, and it is easy to say that it's a difficult challenge to navigate. By attending Shooting for a Cure, you will be able to help those who need your support, not only financially but also emotionally, as those involved see the changes that can be affected as we come together to help each other in times of crisis. The beneficiaries of the monies raised help in various ways.
"Our goal is to raise $5K to help support organizations in our area, such as Brighter Tomorrows, a group of volunteers who help families to adjust to the circumstances they experience when their child is diagnosed with cancer. The Cure Starts Now is another organization whose primary aim is to eliminate all cancers. Mayo Pediatric Cancer Research at the Mayo Clinic, and the Sandra J. Schultze Hope Lodge, where people going through cancer treatments in Rochester and their caregivers stay for free are the last two we donate to." explains Keri Ginder, one of the sponsors of the event. " This is in line with what we have raised in previous years because of our giving community and their generous donations, both monetary and with gift baskets for the raffle." As a side note, last year they raised just over $8,000.00 in proceeds to be split between the groups listed above.
There will be 4 girls basketball games, 7th, 8th, JV and Varsity, and a 50/50 raffle at half time of each game. the 50/50 raffle means the winner gets half the proceeds, and the Shooting For a Cure organization gets the other half. The games begin at 4:30. The winners of the themed baskets donated to be raffled off will be drawn after the varsity half time.
The Dodge Country Club has joined in the fun, and generously offered to donate 10% of their food and drink sales from January 27th to the cause, so grab your family and friends and head over to DCC to participate that Saturday night and help to raise the donation mark by letting them cook for you!
If anyone would like to contribute by donating a basket or item for the raffle, or to find out what kind of things can go into the baskets, they can contact Keri at email@example.com or Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org . Last year there were a lot of very imaginative baskets and items to bid on! Or if you would like to make cash donations, checks can be made payable to :
C/O Shooting For a Cure
813 HWY St W
Dodge Center, MN 55927
The holidays may have passed, but the spirit of giving to those less fortunate remains. This event is a fun way to get the family out and teach our children that it takes a village to accomplish unselfish deeds, and to help others get through one of the toughest things they will ever face.
Please join us in this special evening and ask questions, volunteer, donate, or just watch the fun! Let's get out there and show them what the Cobras and their neighbors can accomplish! Hope to see you there! There will be a Cobra wandering around, taking pictures of the attendees having fun, so be sure to show up, because you may be one of the supporters who gets your picture in the Messenger for being a part of this important event!