Mason City High School receives coaches vs. cancer award


MASON CITY, Iowa- There are still many mysteries when it comes to cancer. Mason City High School is being recognized for taking part in an effort to fight again the disease.

Mason City High School raised $17,770 during the 2015-2016 school year through their Coaches vs. Cancer events. It’s a nationwide program through the American Cancer Society that helps raise funds for cancer research. The school raised the second highest amount in the state.

Mason City High School Varsity Girls Basketball Assistant Couch Tom Kirby said many of their sport teams including the varsity girls basketball, wrestling, and football team helped participate raising money.

“At our game the girls will wear pink jerseys and everyone will wear a special warm up t-shirt that recognizes that it’s a Coaches vs. Cancer event,” said Kirby. “At the wrestling meet they will pass the bucket and there will be silent auction items at the wrestling meet and at the basketball games that people can bid on. All the proceeds go the American Cancer Society.”

Kirby said the school will be receiving a plaque for their work on Saturday at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines during the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association’s Fall Clinic.

“We’re just all in this together because cancer affects everybody,” said Kirby. “I don’t know anyone out there that doesn’t want to find the cure to cancer, so all we can do is raising money for the research.”


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