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Every cancer survivor present during the Coaches vs. Cancer event received a specially made plaque.

OSAGE | On Saturday, January 21, Osage High School hosted Charles City for both boys and girls basketball as well as wrestling for the annual Coaches vs Cancer event.

During the two events, we raised $600 from the cakes each team of every sport created, which included boys and girls cross country, wrestling and basketball cheer, volleyball, boys and girls’ basketball, football, boys and girls track, baseball, softball and wrestling, for a total of 14 teams.

As in years past, we passed the bucket for the American Cancer Society. Between the two events we were able to raise $700. Lastly, paintings were completed for auction and we were able to raise $210 from those.

This year we also did something new. We made plaques for all the survivors, who were in the gym. Our shop teacher and head wrestling coach, Brent Jennings. He made them with the idea being given to him from our new high school counselor, Alyssa Abbas, and one of our special education teachers, Donna Wagner.

Jennings made a total of 27 plaques. We were able to give away 25 plaques at the events. This was a way we could show our appreciation for them and to let them know all of us at OHS care.

Many athletes also showed their support by wearing pink socks to their game or match. Our varsity girls’ basketball team even sported pink ribbons in their pony tails. The varsity boys’ basketball coaches also wore pink polo shirts in support of the event. In the stands, you also saw every age level participating in the event, each wearing some shade of pink along with shirts displaying pink ribbon symbol.

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