Charger Fest: Coaches vs. Cancer

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

January 23, 2016

Location: West Noble High School

Phone: 260-894-3491, ext. 3101

Email: punk6648@gmail.com

Event Description

January 20, 2016 Updated Jan 20, 2016 at 12:17 PM EDT

On Jan. 23, the inaugural Charger Fest will raise funds for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana at West Noble High School.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches or Chicken Noodle Dinners
$6 each.

West Noble’s head basketball coach Jim Best said he’d wanted to do something like Coaches for Cancer for some time and was working on developing something. But with the death of his own mother from cancer last year and with basketball season quickly approaching, he reached out to some friends for help to get it off the ground.

The idea they came up with was to have a one-day event that would bring the community together. Charger Fest will be a continuous basketball game from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. with different organizations forming teams to play. Teams from the local radio station, Ligonier Police Department and boys and girls basketball teams from the elementary, middle and high school will be among the teams involved. But the team formed by the organization will then be split up into either the Blue Team or the Red Team (Charger colors) and a running score will be kept so at the conclusion of the day either the Blue Team or the Red Team will be declared “winners.”

In addition, the Ligonier Lions Club will be hosting corn hole in the auxiliary gym. Face painting, a silent auction and a minimal food court serving pulled pork and beef and noodles will also be a part of the event.

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana will have a booth at the event with information on the 20 most common types of cancer and will be handing out ribbons.

People who attend are being asked to take a canned good item for the price of admission — one item per person. The collected food will be donated to the Ligonier Food Bank.

Those who cannot attend the event but would like to contribute to the cause can call a dedicated telephone line at 260-894-3491, ext. 3101.

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