Badin High set to host two cancer cure athletic events
Badin High School athletic teams will host two important cancer benefit events this week.
On Monday, Sept. 23, the girls’ soccer team will play its annual Kick for a Cause game at Virgil Schwarm Stadium, hosting Mother of Mercy in a 7:15 p.m. varsity kickoff.
On Tuesday, Sept. 24, the girls’ volleyball team will play its annual Dig for the Cure game, hosting Fenwick at Badin’s Mulcahey Gym. Varsity tip is set for 6:30 p.m.
“We have a number of these events, and the response is always exceptional,” said Geoff Melzer, Badin’s athletic director. “We are honored to recognize cancer survivors and those battling the disease, and to raise money for some very valuable organizations.”
Monday’s game will support the American Cancer Society. Tuesday’s game will support the Maureen Fritsch Cancer Assistance Fund.
There will be a silent auction, split the pot and other fundraising opportunities during Monday’s soccer game, with the American Cancer Society’s mission being “less cancer, more birthdays.”
On Tuesday, there will be relay games, raffles, a bake sale – and one coach will even get a pie in the face! The Maureen Fritsch Cancer Assistance Fund is a local fund administered through the Hamilton Community Foundation. It was started by Hamilton Catholic graduate Tom Fritsch in honor of his late wife.
“Cancer is obviously not fun,” Melzer said, “but the games are fun and the cause is important. We appreciate everything the Badin community does to make a difference in the fight against cancer.”