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During our Takedown Cancer night that was held Friday, January 9, 2015 when we faced Coon Rapids High School in a Northwest Suburban Conference dual we raised $891.43.
It was a great week of participation from our Varsity and Junior Varsity wrestlers and Managers. During the week, they sold $1.00 name cards to classmates and faculty in the days leading up to Friday night. 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. Each team member was given a goal to sell five. They all reached their goal and we are very proud of their accomplishment.
Then 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 Coon Rapids Captains and our three Captains, they went into the crowd and collected over $500.00 in two minutes!
Thus, from the sale of the name cards, the two minute fundraiser, a $100.00 donation from us and a matching $100.00 donation from the Coon Rapids booster club, we are very proud to donate the enclosed check. We plan to make this an annual event. 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!