Basketball benefit to fight cancer
The 2013 Lady Phantoms vs. Cancer Fundraiser will be held at our home game against Poultney on Friday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m.
We are conducting our fundraiser this year to benefit one of our own, Mr. Paul Wager. Mr. Wager was a 30-year-teacher/coach at Proctor High School and Mill River Union High School as well as Whitehall, N.Y.
Paul was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma in July of 2012. He has been undergoing a serious of procedures since then and traveling back and forth from Whitehall to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Our Proctor Lady Phantoms basketball team and coaches are collecting monetary donations as well as donated prizes to be raffled away at our home game the night of the event.
We have received numerous prize donations already and would love to thank these wonderful, generous sponsors. By showing up to the game and buying as many $1 raffle tickets as you want, you could win one of these wonderful prizes and all the proceeds go directly to Mr. Wager and his family.
Donations of prizes so far to include: $50 to Iron Lantern Restaurant; $50 Gift Basket from Saje Salon; $50 Catamount Pet Care Center; $25 Frankins Restaurant; Proctor Pittsord Country Club round of golf; $15 Thelma & Louise Gift Card; $25 John Deere Toy from Hendee Bros.; $50 garden planter Noble Ace Hardware; $20 Johnny Boys Restaurant; Little Caesars free pizza; $100 Godnicks Fine Furniture, two framed wall art; $99 Home Depot power tool starter kit; $50 Bennington Furniture Antler Lamps; $25 Salt Water Cowboy; $25 A Crust Above; $25 Rutland Pharmacy; $25 Sweet Carolines; $50 Ojala Salon Gift Basket; McDonald Rutland gift cards; Beachamp & O’Rourke products; and numerous other gift baskets and gift cards.
Our Lady Phantoms, coaches and boosters will be wearing lime green T-shirts, and we will also be raffling off similar T-shirts as prizes for our raffle. Lime green is the ribbon color for lymphoma cancer. We are asking all attendees to also wear lime green to show their support in Mr. Wager’s fight against this deadly disease. We also will be giving out lime green ribbons at the door.
We anticipate presenting Mr. Wager or a representing member of his family with a check at the conclusion of our game on Friday, Jan. 25.
Mr. Wager has been more than a teacher and coach to numerous young people over his 30 years in the school systems. He has become mentor and a father figure to many.
CHRIS and LISA HUGHES