Coaches vs. Cancer tips off next weekend

Community members drop cash into the buckets during the annual Bucket Run at last year’s Coaches vs. Cancer event FILE PHOTO

One of the area’s most heartfelt traditions returns to Hampton next weekend.

Saturday, Jan. 19 marks the annual Coaches vs. Cancer day of basketball between Hampton- Dumont-CAL and West Fork.

Basketball begins at 11 a.m. with ninth grade boys’ basketball. The junior varsity girls team will play at 12:15 p.m. with the boys’ junior varsity at 1:30 p.m. The girls’ varsity contest tips off at 3 p.m.

Before the boys’ varsity game begins, the crowd will take a break from basketball for the cheerleaders’ bucket run. For 48 seconds, a second for each Iowan diagnosed with cancer every day, cheerleaders will run into the crowd to collect change.

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