SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Tiger football team, with the help of the Springfield High School Student Council and the SHS BPA Chapter, will partner with the Minnesota Football Coaches Association and The Randy Schaver Cancer Research and Community Fund to sponsor a "Tackle Cancer Game" at Riverside Park on Friday.
The Tigers will square off against Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart in a Southern Minnesota Conference game. This is a part of a statewide coordinated effort between the MFCA and The Randy Shaver Fund to impact cancer research and statewide cancer support programs.
There will be a number of events during homecoming week in support of this event. Student council will be selling homecoming buttons (designed and assembled by SHS BPA) and half of the proceeds will go towards tackle cancer, the other to cost of producing the buttons.
There will be a silent auction for Tiger football memorabilia as well as a raffle for similar items. There will be helmets at the gate for donations, and free-will donations will be solicited at halftime by the Springfield junior high and c-squad players.
Those who can't make the game but still wish to support the cause, contact Paul Dunn or Pat Moriarty at Springfield High School (507-723-4288).