Lawrence girls Box Out Cancer for Alfond Cancer Care Center

Brooke Lambert, Keegan Alley and Savannah Weston lead the Lawrence High School girls basketball team onto the court for their Box Out Cancer fundraiser. (Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff)

by Mark Huard

On January 29, Lawrence High School held its second annual Box out Cancer event. The money raised at this event is donated to the Alfond Cancer Care Center. This starts off with the Lawrence Girls Basketball Boosters selling pink ribbons that are hung on the gym walls the night of the event. On the night of the game, the cheerleaders and players from both Lawrence and Mt. Blue are given pink “Box out Cancer” shirts to be worn during warm-ups. These shirts were generously donated by Hometown Veterinary Care for the second year in a row.

Additionally, the boosters sell 50/50 tickets, pink ribbons, and T-shirts during the junior varsity game and the start of the varsity game. This helps to raise more money for this wonderful cause. Participants are very excited to take part in and event that will help so many. It’s a way for the community to give back and help people out at a very trying time in their lives.

The committee tries to think of ways to make this process fun. The Shopping Cart Frenzy is a fun-for-all game that is played at halftime of the varsity game. Fans can purchase a bag of three tennis balls for $5. These balls are numbered and the fans name is written on a chart next to their ball number. At halftime, a volunteer teacher throws on a helmet and cruises around the gym as fans try to throw the tennis balls into the shopping cart. If your number lands in the cart you win a prize. These prizes are also donated by local businesses. This year had donations came from Gene’s Market, Sonny’s Pizza, and Personali-tease, just to name a few. These donations helped to bring the community together to help fight one of life’s biggest battles for so many.

This year Lawrence girls basketball raised $1,300 for the Alfond Care Center. A member of the Care Center comes to the game and is presented with a check. Many people have been impacted by cancer and the havoc it creates in families. This event is meant to give our youth and their families hope. It creates a way to come together and fight this horrible disease together.

Members of the Lawrence High School, of Fairfield, and Mt. Blue High School, of Farmington, girls basketball teams pose for a photo prior to the game focusing on cancer awareness called Box Out Cancer, that took place at Lawrence High School. (Photo by Central Maine Photography staff)


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