Football teams to hold Tackle Cancer games

Lakeville North and Lakeville South high schools’ football teams will hold Tackle Cancer events benefitting the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund in the coming weeks.

 

The Lakeville North Panthers will collect donations for during their Tackle Cancer game Friday, Sept. 16 when they take on Burnsville High School.

 

Lakeville South’s Cougar football team will collect donations during their Tackle Cancer game Friday, Sept. 30 against Lakeville North.

 

The mission of the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund is to support the cancer community in Minnesota by funding research, prevention, treatment and other programs related to the cancer community’s needs.

 

The two schools’ activities directors say holding Tackle Cancer games is a great way for the teams to give back to the community.

 

“It puts things in perspective,” said Michael Zweber, Lakeville North’s activities director. “When they step out on the field, the players know it’s not just another football game.”

 

Lakeville South Activities Director Neil Strader said the school is working hard to create a culture of service. He and the coaches are challenging each sports and activity team to take on at least one volunteer project a season.

 

“I think it’s super important for students to have a servant’s heart and become servant leaders,” Strader said. Developing those traits will help prepare students for life.

 

Tackle Cancer is a partnership between the foundation and the Minnesota Football Coaches Association. Games held throughout Minnesota in 2015 raised more than $230,000 for Minnesota’s cancer community, according to the organization’s website.

 

IF YOU GO
Burnsville Blaze at Lakeville North
7 p.m. Sept. 16
Lakeville North High School
Cost: $7 adults, $5 students
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Lakevill North at Lakeville South
7 p.m. Sept. 30
Lakeville South High School
Cost: $7 adults, $5 students
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