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3rd Annual TakeDown Cancer Event a Success!

12/15/2015, 7:45pm CST
By Jennifer Haferbecker

Friday, December 11, 2015 was the 3rd Annual Elk River TakeDown Cancer night when we faced Anoka High School.  We are proud to have raised $1,199.01!

All of our Elk River Junior Varsity and Varsity wrestlers reached their goal of selling five $1-dollar name cards during the week leading up to Friday's event.  On the name card the buyer could write a name of someone they were memorializing that lost their fight to cancer and/or a name of someone that they were honoring who is winning their battle with cancer.  The team Managers hung the name cards on the north wall of the gym in the shape of a large cancer ribbon.

On the night of the event between the Junior Varsity and Varsity matches we made an announcement that for the next two minutes (the time of one wrestling period) we would be going up in the crowd to collect any donations.  So, with assistance from the three Anoka Captains and our three Captains, they went into the crowd and collected almost $900 in two minutes!

On behalf of the Booster Club and the entire Elk River wrestling family we appreciate what you do for the community and your efforts to TakeDown Cancer!  To show our support, Booster Club included a donation of $100 and plans to continue this as an annual event.