Danville School staff and students, especially the members of the basketball teams, have been holding a series of fundraisers to benefit cancer research at the beginning of the new year. The basketball teams have been celebrating Coaches vs. Cancer, and have collaborated some of their efforts with the basketball teams at Hazen Union School.
Each coach was in charge of the means in which his/her team raised funds. The 3rd-/4th-grade girls team sold "Coaches vs. Cancer" tags, which were supplied by the American Cancer Society. The 3rd-/4th-grade boys team collected donations during their home games.
The 5th-/6th-grade girls and boys teams held a 50/50 Rubber Duck Throw. The 7th-/8th-grade girls team raised money by getting pledges for making free throws; the 7th-/8th-grade boys team held a Hot Shot competition.
The junior varsity girls team also collected pledges for making free throws; and the junior varsity boys did the Hot Shot competition.
Danville's Booster Club held a 50/50 raffle, and sold baked goods. Local businesses purchased ads placed in the basketball programs offered at each game, with proceeds going toward the fundraiser. The Student Council sold t-shirts to raise funds. Mrs. Brigham made flags to sell.
During the Hazen Union/Danville boys game on Jan. 22, the middle school students raised money by doing lay ups during half time.
During the Hazen Union/Danville girls game on Jan. 23, Hazen player Alyssa Whitney teamed up with Danville's Pam Greaves at half time for a shoot out.
Through the school's efforts, a check for $6, 759.35 was presented to the American Cancer Society at the Jan. 23 game.
On Feb. 28, Hazen will be hosting the Danville girls JV and varsity teams. During those games, Hazen will be collecting donations for cancer research.