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Coaches for Cancer Game

A Success on and off the Court
Franklin Girls Basketball Team huddles up to prepare for their game against Milford.
Photo by By Brady Flynn

Last Friday, the Girls’ Basketball teams played Milford in the Coaches for Cancer game, a night dedicated to raising money for the Nick Strong Foundation.

On Friday, fans and players supported Nick and his cause by showing up in pink apparel, #NickStrong bracelets, and special shooting shirts. Not only did the game raise awareness for pediatric cancer and educate fans about Nick’s story, but ticket sales went directly to the Nick Strong Foundation

Lily Gaspar as honorary captain runs to get high fives from the team before their game against Milford.
Photo By Brady Flynn

The Foundation is in memory of Nick Gaspar, a student-athlete who passed away last year after a long fight with cancer. He was and continues to be an inspiration for all. Through the Nick Strong Foundation, countless dollars have been raised to fund cancer research and financial assistance to families of cancer patients. 

The night became even more memorable with wins on all three levels. In energetic games, the Panthers Freshman and Varsity teams defeated Milford and the JV team beat Notre Dame Academy.

About the Contributor
Fiona Morrison, Editor and Writer
Fiona is a junior and third-year writer for Pantherbook. She is on the FHS girls' cross country, basketball, and lacrosse teams. As well as being in Pantherbook, Fiona participates in Model Congress, SADD, and is a percussionist in the FHS band. She is excited to continue her Junior year on Pantherbook!