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NHS Coaches vs. Cancer event is Friday

NEWTON — Newton Senior High School’s Coaches vs. Cancer event is Friday. The Cardinal teams take on Grinnell’s Tigers in a Little Hawkeye Conference doubleheader.

Newton Coaches vs. Cancer chairman Michelle Modlin said Newton is supporting the courage of Chad Hollenback, a NHS staff member, and NHS senior Alec Morgan. Both are survivors and fighters of this devastating disease, she said.

Memorials will be available to honor lost loved ones. Cancer survivors will be honored with a badge as they enter the gym. Coaches vs. Cancer T-shirts have been designed by Newton senior guard Lizzie Stock.

The girls’ junior varsity game tips off at 4:45 p.m. followed by the girls’ varsity game at 6 p.m. and the boys’ varsity contest at 7:30 p.m.

There will be a silent auction offering hundreds of dollars of items generously donated by local merchants including including a recliner, T-shirt quilt, Guess and Nine West designer sunglasses, senior photo sitting and studio credit, oil changes, pool passes, and much much more.  At halftimes of the varsity games will be the Air Plane Toss and Chuck the Duck contests.

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