The Red and Pink Game began three years ago when Walker's basketball coaches decided to get involved in a fundraiser and raise money for two former basketball coaches who had cancer, said Leigh Block, Walker assistant athletic Nike Sportswear Rally Hoodie Women's
At the inaugural game three years ago, the schools raised more than $10,000. Last year, they raised more than $13,000. Both schools will conduct various fundraisers until game time to try to exceed last year's total.
Jimmy Valvano is most famous for leading his underdog North Carolina State team to the 1983 men's NCAA championship. Kay Yow coached women's basketball for 38 years, amassed more than 700 wins, and was a founding member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Like Valvano, she died of cancer.
"The players for both teams benefit greatly," Block said. "I believe they understand that they are playing this game for a worthy cause, and it helps us all keep the game in perspective. I think the students and both communities in general get into the fundraiser and enjoy being part of something larger than themselves. I think the event has added a dimension to the game that wasn't there before."
Throughout January, Walker and Mount Paran basketball players sold raffle tickets for $1 each. Raffle tickets may also be purchased on game night. During the game night, $1,700 in various prizes will be raffled off.
to Kennesaw several years ago, the two schools had been located within close proximity to each other on Allgood Road. That only served to intensify the rivalry, which remains heated, said Block. However, he said the Red and Pink Game is a great way to focus the energy of the rivalry.
past couple of years with families who have had Nike Jackets Images cancer hit their home. We believe, and know, that this is an excellent opportunity for us as a school to show our support to not only our families but the many others that have been hit by this deadly disease. Just watching the Jimmy V Foundation's videos inspire us to do all that we can to help support the two foundations."
The game is in support of the Jimmy V Foundation (red) and the Kay Yow/WBCA Fund (pink). The goal is to use the competitive rivalry between the two private schools to unite them in the fight against cancer. The schools hope to raise $15,000. Both games will be played at Coles Athletic Center on the Walker campus at 700 Cobb Parkway North near Allgood Road in Marietta.
If you choose to donate online, please also e mail either school to allow them to keep track of all the donations from the Walker and Mount Paran communities.
MARIETTA On Friday, varsity basketball teams from The Walker School and Mount Paran Christian School will go head to head on the hardwood in the third annual Red and Pink Game.
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As of last Thursday, the total amount raised by the schools was $4,976.
SLAM DUNK The Walker School Mount Paran varsity basketball teams gearing up for third annual Red and Pink Game
"Two schools, cross town rivals, coming together to raise money for cancer on one of the biggest basketball nights of the season helps to show not only our students and faculty, but also the entire community that a basketball game can be so much more," said Scott Varner, Mount Paran varsity boy's basketball head coach.
"To raise money for the event, we've had numerous fundraisers: T shirt sale, promotions at Sweet Tomatoes and Cheeseburger Bobby's, a youth basketball camp, a babysitting fundraiser, several bake sales, etc.," said Block.
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