Chesterton-Lake Central girls and boys basketball doubleheader on Friday
night at CHS will be more than just a Duneland Athletic Conference match-up.
The school’s have announced they will be participating in Coaches vs.
Cancer, a program started by then University of Missouri head coach Norm
Stewart when he challenged fans to pledge a dollar for every 3-point shot
made by his team during the season.
Friday at CHS as part of Homecoming, the student body and staff will be
participating in purple (pancreatic cancer) and pink (breast cancer) day. At
the games that night, the student section will be dressed in purple and
Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer
Society and the Basketball Coaches Organization at the professional,
collegiate and high school levels.
The concept was adopted in 1993 by the American Cancer Society and the
National Association of Basketball Coaches and has raised over $50 million
since its inception.
Not only will the student body be participating in the fundraiser on Friday
night, but the officials will be sporting pink and white attire with pink
whistles and purple lanyards. The Trojan basketball teams will also be
wearing pink and purple uniforms.
Monetary donations for a cancer cure will be accepted at the gym on Friday
night and Lake Central will be doubling the amount of money raised. All
proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.
In addition, all
cancer survivors who are present in the crowd will be honored as well as
those who have passed away.