Friday, February 24, 2012

Pink Panthers Host Fourth Annual Cancer Classic

There was a sea of pink as Comstock Park High School hosted its fourth annual Cancer Classic, sponsored in part by Relay for Life, and the American Cancer Society.  Other sponsors included Advantage Sign Supply, Alpine Floral, Alpine Hair and Day Spa, Best Buy, Fazoli's, Fox Honda, Florentine.s Grand Rapids Popcorn, I-Hop, Jet's Pizza, Jack's Auto Service, Jimmy Johns, Mad Dogz, Mill Creek Tavern, Papa John's, Silver Bullet, Subway, Southland Auto Wash, Target, Vitale's and Westgate Bowling.  All proceeds from the event went  to the American Cancer Society and there were numerous ways for those in attendance to contribute.  This included a Silent Auction, bids on various sports memorabilia, a 50/50 raffle and sale of pink "Cancer Classic" T-shirts and bandannas. 
The Sparta girls varsity baskertball team took on the Comstock Park team and won 36-31.  Comstock Park boys' varsity team beat Sparta 66-58. The Comstock Park boys team, with no graduating seniors on its team, earned a piece of this year's OK Blue Division Title for the fourth year in a row.
After the boys' game, the names of loved ones who lost their fight with cancer, those fighting cancer, and those who survived their battle with cancer were read.
The event took many volunteers

Relay for Life Coordinator Victoria Klumpp (left) with Sparta's Jaime Counterman

Comstock Park's starting five

Both Comstock Park and Sparta fans wore pink

Sparta Boys Basketball.  Facing the camera is #12 Matt Dykstra who is currenty facing a personal battle against cancer.

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