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WASD Snags Traveling Trophy for 2012 Benefit Games
By Greg L. Hayes, WASD Education Foundation & Public Relations
December 17, 2012
A new season brought with it a new reason to celebrate as Williamsport Area School District basketball kicks off another year.
Having raised about $5,000 during its Coaches vs. Cancer benefit games last winter, the Williamsport Area School District became the second holder of the “Coaches vs. Cancer Cup” on Dec. 15 between a doubleheader against Westinghouse at the Magic Dome.
“As part of Williamsport’s participation in the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative, each school across Central Pennsylvania competes for the ‘Coaches vs. Cancer Cup’ — a trophy that goes to the top fundraising school across 23 counties,” said Nathan Leopard, distinguished giving director for the American Cancer Society out of State College.
With about $5,000 brought in through the benefit basketball games last year, the traveling trophy found its new home for the next year at WASD, after spending its first year at Bellefonte Area High School.
“On behalf of thousands of survivors and the hundreds of patients served in Lycoming County last year, the American Cancer Society wants to thank the Williamsport Millionaires and the entire community for their leadership with the Coaches vs. Cancer program,” Leopard said.
According to the American Cancer Society, Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide initiative geared to bring the power and passion of sports to support the organization’s fight against cancer.
For more information about Coaches vs. Cancer or the American Cancer Society, visit www.cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345.