GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- The Minnesota Football Coaches Association (MFCA) is teaming up with the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund this September to Tackle Cancer.
Cancer is a disease that has impacted all communities throughout Minnesota, including most Minnesota families and many football teams. The MFCA challenges every high school football team across the state to sponsor at least one "Tackle Cancer" night during the month of September, to raise funds for cancer research and community support.
Football teams select a home game this fall to promote as a "Tackle Cancer" night in your community. Promote this game to the visiting team and your fans. Encourage those attending the game to bring donations, which will be collected at the gate. More details on coordinating a "Tackle Cancer" game can be found on the MFCA website.
If you aren't able to attend a participating game, you can still Tackle Cancer by making an online donation.
Upcoming "Tackle Cancer" games, listed by home team. Visiting team is listed in parantheses:
Friday, October 12:
- Fridley (St. Francis)
- Kimball (Eden Valley-Watkins)
- Marshall (Worthington)
- Minneapolis Southwest (Patrick Henry)
- Irondale (North Branch)
Wednesday, October, 17:
- Mounds View (Park)
- White Bear Lake (East Ridge)
- Pine City (Two Harbors)
- North Branch (Benilde-St. Margaret's)
Saturday, October 20:
Games will be added to the list as they are scheduled.
* Co-op Tackle Cancer Game: both teams raise funds for cancer research and community support.
The Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund was created to support the cancer community in Minnesota by funding research, prevention, treatment and creating other programs relating to the cancer community's needs.
Of the monies collected, 90 percent of them will go directly to cancer research and treatment. To date, the Foundation has raised over $4 million dollars to support the local cancer community.
Visit the Minnesota Football Coaches Association website to find the simple steps to create your team's "Tackle Cancer" night.
(Copyright 2012 KARE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)