Bethel High School Sports Teams Fight Back Against Cancer

Bethel High School Sports Teams Fight Back Against Cancer

Bethel High School girl's team photo credit, Kelly Stewart.

The following press relase was sent from Relay For Life Bethel representative Kelly Stewart–

Bethel high school basketball coaches Ray Turek and Christin Morgatto are getting their teams involved in the fight against cancer by hosting Coaches vs. Cancer events. Coaches vs. Cancer is an initiative started by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to benefit the American Cancer Society. The program empowers coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer and uses the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness through year-round fundraising activities, and advocacy programs.

Coach Morgatto’s girls team will be hosting their Coaches vs. Cancer event  on Friday, February 10 – which will also be the night they honor their senior players.

Coach Morgatto said, “We have lots of activities planned for the evening . It will be a very special night.”

The team will be wearing pink t-shirts and have a special pink bake sale to benefit the American Cancer Society. There will be a half-time raffle and the team will also be selling Wall of Hope cards in honor/memory of those who have battled cancer.

Seniors Casey Oberhammer, Autumn Sorice and Stephanie Forese will be honored at the game and will also be spokespersons at half-time.

The boys team, coached by Ray Turek will host their Coaches vs. Cancer event on Friday, February 3. They will also be selling the Wall of Hope cards and will have a half-time raffle as well. Coach Turek said the team will be sporting pink laces in honor of the cause.

The basketball teams join other Bethel sports teams who have hosted fundraising events for the American Cancer Society. Coach Katie McGown and the field hockey team , Coach Mitch Trainor, Coach Alicia Trinklein and the girls soccer team and Coach Jason Gill and the football team all hosted great events in the fall.

Kelly Stewart, the American Cancer Society’s Coordinator for the Coaches vs. Cancer program and a Bethel resident, said she is very proud of Bethel High School’s participation. “When you see this many teams at one school joining in the fight against cancer, it says a lot about the community you live in.”

Please come to the games and support the teams and the fight against cancer.

Bethel Boys – Friday, Feb. 3 vs. Brookfield, BHS gym 7:00pm

Bethel Girls – Friday, Feb. 10 vs. Stratford, BHS gym  7:00 pm

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