Two Thunder Hawks vs. Cancer events will be coming up soon.

Two Thunder Hawks vs. Cancer events will be coming up soon. The first will take place on Thursday, Jan. 30 at the girls home basketball game against BOLD. The second will be held during the boys home basketball game against Melrose on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

This is the fifth year of the Thunder Hawks vs. Cancer events.  Monte­video teacher and coach Jamie Harrington said: “We are once again planning several activities with the intention of raising both awareness and funds in the battle against cancer. We also have t-shirts available to order as well.”

Orders for t-shirts are due by Friday, Jan. 22. “We are doing a pre-order so people can wear them for the events, and so we don’t end up with too many leftovers!” said Harrington.

Harrington said the public is also welcome to order t-shirts as long as the orders are received by Jan. 22. T-shirts can be ordered from Mrs. Kuhlmann or Mr. Rietveld at the high school, Mr. Vik or Mr. Epema at the middle school, Mrs. Dreyer at Ramsey, Mrs. Reszel at Sanford, and Mr. Harrington at the ALC.

Community support for these events has been strong, as many people have generously donated to the cause. Donations have steadily increased over the years. In 2014, $3,400 was raised, and in 2015, $4,081 was raised. In 2016, $5,587 was donated, and $6,566 was raised last year.

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