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Stevenson Students Plan Basketball Game Fundraisers

Two organizations will hold fundraisers during games Friday and Tuesday nights.

Heading to a Stevenson High School basketball game? Members of two clubs at the school are asking fans to bring along a little extra money to support their charitable fundraisers.

The school’s Relay for Life committee is starting its fundraising this year by holding “Hoops for Hope” events at the sophomore and varsity boys basketball games against Libertyville on Friday. The sophomore game is at 6 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 7:30. Both games will be played in the Sports Center.

Club members will also sell gray and purple Stevenson T-shirts with a cancer ribbon logo during all of the lunch periods on Friday. The T-shirts are $8 and will be worn at the games to create a “Purple Out” in the stands.

There will also be a bake sale, a 50/50 raffle and a halftime free throw contest on Friday night. All profits and donations collected will go to the American Cancer Society during the co-hosted Relay for Life fundraising event on June 14 at Buffalo Grove High School. 

Relay for Life teams can also begin to sign-up at www.RelayForLife.org/BuffaloGroveIL.

A second club, Students Helping Soldiers, will holds its fifth annual Hoops for Heroes fundraiser at the girls and boys basketball games on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Money raised will go to the Wounded Warrior Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The girls will play Antioch and the boys will take on Waukegan. The varsity girls play in the Sports Center at 5:30 p.m., followed by the varsity boys at 7 p.m. All lower-level basketball games will be played in the Field House beginning at 4:30 p.m.

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