On February 2, 2016

Fair Haven Union High School teams up with Coaches vs. Cancer


The Fair Haven Union High School girls’ basketball team will host a Coaches vs. Cancer game on February 9 to help raise money to support the American Cancer Society.

FAIR HAVEN–On Jan. 20, Fair Haven Union High School girls’ basketball announced that it has teamed up with the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer initiative. FHUHS joins other local schools including Poultney High School which joined the initiative, Jan. 8. The public is invited to attend the Feb. 9 home games to cheer on the Slaters and support cancer awareness and research funding that helps save lives.

During the girls’ games, which take place at Fair Haven Union High School gymnasium, funds will be raised through ticket and T-shirt sales, a raffle, and private donations.

In 2015, the Fair Haven Union High School girls’ basketball teams supported a Coaches vs. Cancer game with Poultney High, raising $1,500.

“I decided years ago that each year we could show our support for cancer awareness by wearing pink laces as a team,” said Coach Kyle Wilson. “A couple years later I noticed that it was possible to customize socks and I thought the ones with the ribbon would be a great team sock. There was not a specific reason why we wear them, other than the fact that everyone knows someone who had/has cancer.”

“The Fair Haven game will help create cancer awareness and raise funds to find cancer’s causes and cures and provide programs that ease the burden of the disease for people in need,” said Brian Casalinova, American Cancer Society community manager of special events. “Our hope is that one day, students will never have to worry about the threat of cancer. This is an opponent we can–and will–beat.”

Fans are encouraged to wear purple, the color representing all cancers, to support the team and the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative on Feb. 9.

Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs.

Do you want to submit feedback to the editor?

Send Us An Email!

Related Posts

Skiing Superstar

June 5, 2024
By Victoria Gaither-From first chair to last chair, crowds of dedicated skiers and riders flocked to Superstar at Killington Resort to ski June 1. It was the third year in a row that the resort has offered skiing in June. Those who got first chair arrived at 4 a.m. and the lift line at one…

Killington Resort to open June 1 for the last day of skiing and riding 

May 31, 2024
 Killington Resort announced Thursday that it would indeed be opening June 1 for skiing and riding on Superstar; it'll be the 196th operating day of the season. This is the third year in a row Killington’s season has lasted into June on Superstar, the same trail which will host the Stifel Killington Cup over Thanksgiving…

Piper takes on 10 marathons in 10 days, for charity

May 22, 2024
By John Flowers Salisbury’s Chip Piper will have run more during the next 10 days than most of us will run in a year. And he’ll be doing it for an important cause. Piper on Thursday, May 16, began running the first of 10 consecutive marathons in 10 days — a staggering 262 miles —…

Stockbridge resident makes World MastersFly Fishing team

May 15, 2024
U.S. team of five will compete in the Czech Republic May 19-24 By Katy Savage A Stockbridge resident is casting up to test his fishing skills at the 2024 World Masters Fly Fishing Championships. Matt Stedina is one of five people who made the U.S. team. He’s currently in the Czech Republic preparing for the…