Rival high schools team up to “Tackle Cancer,” raise nearly $11,000 for cause

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SLINGER — They’re rivals on the football field. But students from two high schools in southeast Wisconsin recently teamed up with the American Cancer Society to “Tackle Cancer.”

Slinger High School and Hartford Union High School’s football teams met on the gridiron for their conference matchup on October 15th. But during the game Owl and Oriole fans came together and raised $10,730 for the American Cancer Society in its 5th annual Kevin Wilkinson Memorial Coaches vs. Cancer event.

The money was raised through the purchase of Coaches vs. Cancer t-shirts, raffle tickets, 50/50 cash drawings and much more.

To date, this event has contributed more than $54,000 towards the fight against cancer.