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Fridley High School hosted its annual “Tackle Cancer” home football game on September 20, 2019 where they defeated the Columbia Heights Hylanders 56-0.
Prior to the event, Fridley football staff coordinated the sales of “Tackle Cancer” pink t-shirts, the proceeds of which were donated to the Randy Shaver Research and Community Fund. The mission of Randy Shaver’s foundation is to support the cancer community in Minnesota by funding research, prevention, treatment and other programs. Over 300 shirts were sold to staff, students and community members, raising nearly $700 for cancer research.
The game also served as Fridley Athletics Youth Night, where the youth football players, and elementary and middle school cheerleaders, had the opportunity to take the field at half time. Cheerleaders performed a routine they learned in a clinic with the varsity Fridley High School cheer team, and the football players were introduced to the crowd as they ran across the field.
In partnership with the Minnesota Football Coaches Association, over 140 different schools across Minnesota participate and designate one game to wear pink and encourage donations for cancer research. Click here to see more photos.