Kohler, WI – The Kohler and Sheboygan County Christian High Schools’ “Shoot for A Cure: Coaches vs. Cancer Day” will be held on Saturday, December 16 at Sheboygan County Christian High School in Sheboygan, to benefit the American Cancer Society, the official sponsor of “More Birthdays.” The girls and boys basketball games will raise funds to help support the Society’s efforts to help people in Sheboygan County stay well, get well, find cures and fight back.
During “Shoot for A Cure: Coaches vs. Cancer Day,” the Kohler Bombers and Sheboygan County Christian Eagles will have a variety of items available to bid on during a game day silent auction, and there will also be several raffle baskets. A specialized event t-shirt will be available for pre-order until December 6. Players and fans will have the opportunity to honor loved ones touched by cancer by leaving a message on a Wall of Hope or lighting a memorial luminary. Spectators will also have an opportunity to compete in halftime activities including a three-point shooting contest and a chuck-a-duck contest.
In an effort to celebrate and applaud the life of iconic sportscaster Craig Sager, who lost his fight against cancer in December of 2016, Kohler and Sheboygan County Christian High School students and spectators are encouraged to wear their brightest, boldest, and most unique outfits to the games for a Craig Sager dress-up contest. Participants who are best dressed in the style of the late Craig Sager will be eligible to win prizes.
Kohler Girls Basketball Coach Pete Schueller said: “This event provides a tremendous opportunity for the student athletes and coaches to demonstrate their support for the work that is being done by the American Cancer Society to fight this disease. In addition to raising money, this event provides an opportunity to raise awareness and engage both of our school communities in this important cause. Cancer is something that has impacted all of us, either directly or indirectly at some level.”
In addition to raising lifesaving funds in support of the American Cancer Society’s mission to finish the fight against cancer, Kohler and Sheboygan County Christian High Schools’ players and students are learning how to make healthy decisions each and every day that can reduce their risk of cancer. Eating right, exercising, staying safe in the sun, and following the American Cancer Society’s recommended cancer screening guidelines are all ways people can reduce their cancer risk.
The girls and boys basketball teams for both schools have rallied around “Shoot for A Cure: Coaches vs. Cancer Day” because many of the players have been personally touched by cancer. Kohler junior Cecelia Zielke lost her grandfather to kidney cancer less than five years ago. Watching her grandfather courageously face his cancer diagnosis as well as witnessing his struggles along the way inspired Cecelia to take part in American Cancer Society’s fundraising and awareness events including “Relay for Life” and “Shoot for A Cure” in the hope of playing a small role in finding a cure for cancer. Cecelia’s desire is for more grandfathers to continue to be in the stands cheering their granddaughters on rather than fighting a life-threatening battle with cancer. Please consider joining the Kohler Bombers’ and Christian Eagles’ basketball programs in their efforts to fight back against cancer by attending “Shoot for A Cure” on Saturday, December 16, 2017. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to make a donation to support their efforts to raise awareness and raise funds, please visit main.acsevents.org/goto/ShootforACure
For more information about, or to order a t-shirt for “Shoot for A Cure,” please call Bridgitt Zielke at 920-452-6276 or Kerri Roeder at 920-208-2533.