The Bracken County football team will be participating in “Touchdowns against Cancer” in the month of September.
Touchdowns against Cancer unites high school football teams from across the country with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for a common cause: Finding cures. Saving Children. High school football fans and communities can donate for every touchdown their team scores in the month of September in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to benefit St. Jude.
The Polar Bears have three games in September, starting Friday with Jackson County at home at 7:30 p.m. The goal is to get people to sponsor the cause and pledge money. Donors can wish to pledge money per touchdown or make a simple one-time donation, whatever they prefer.
The cause hits close to home for the Polar Bears, as coach David Brausch is a cancer survivor.
“It is something close to me and my heart,” Brausch said.
Every year, 180,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide.
When going to the website, touchdownsagainstcancer.com, one can search Bracken County Polar Bears on the website and make the pledge from there. The money goes to cancer research for children and is a national cause the Polar Bears want to be a part of.
According to the website, $72,508 has been raised so far.