Slinger and Hartford Union team up with American Cancer Society
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- It's more than a conference football game Friday night at Hartford Union High School. The Orioles will host the Slinger Owls in their eleventh annual Coaches vs. Cancer game.
Slinger Athletic Director Mike Daniels says, "Two communities come together for a great cause. We're able to earn all this money and give it back to the American Cancer Society because of the generosity of our communities."
"Obviously we're big rivals, just down the street from each other on Highway 60," notes Hartford AD Scott Helms. "But also we come together for something like this to raise money for a great event."
This rivalry has raised more than $120,000 for the American Cancer Society over the last 10 years. It's an impressive number that stuns Slinger's head coach Bill Jacklin. "I couldn't believe when I saw the numbers myself. It's hard to believe until you see it on paper."
The schools are hoping to add at least 10 grand more to their remarkable total in 2021.
"We're one in this fight together. On top of that you can't beat a Friday night football game with Slinger," adds Hartford coach John Redders.
In addition to the game, fans can buy T-shirts, participate in a bucket run and 50/50 raffle Friday night. Plus, the schools are hosting a silent auction through next week that you can find here: Hartford-Slinger CvC | Powered By GiveSmart.