Coaches vs Cancer

Join us on Friday, March 11 for our 10th annual Coaches vs Cancer event!  The staff of MCC will take on the students in a “competitive” game of basketball. The score may matter to some, but the real reason for this event is to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

The MCC Student Council will provide a Burger Supper from 5:00 to 7:00 in the commons area.  Cost of the meal is $8 ($6 for a burger only).  The meal consists of a burger, chips, bars, and a drink.  Special thanks goes to the Murray County Cattlemen’s Association for donating the burgers and to the Murray County Dairy Association for donating the milk. 

Tip-off will be at 7:00 p.m. in the MCC high school competition gym.  A free will offering will be taken at the doors.  Sanctioned referees have donated their time to officiate the game.  Everyone who is helping with the event, including the announcer, scoreboard operator, and scorekeeper have all donated their time to help with the cause.

Fans in the stands will be encouraged to support their favorite team not only by cheering them on, but also by adding to their score.  During the game, a bucket for each team will be circulated throughout the crowd.  For each dollar put in a team's bucket, one point will be added to the final score!  Once the final buzzer sounds, the totals will be announced to determine the winning score. 

On hand for the evening will be the MCC pep band, and they will be joined by members of the Slayton Community Band!  There will be a special group of staff and student cheerleaders. 

We will also be accepting hair donations which provide wigs to cancer patients who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy treatments.

We have a special event happening at half-time.  Bryce Hoekman has stepped up to get his long hair cut short if we raise $500 in donations.  If we raise $700, his friends will cut his hair!  

The elementary students are having  “Coin Wars” all week.  Students are encouraged to bring in coins for their grade.  The grade that raises the most money will get to have a representative do something fun at half-time of the game on Friday night!  

The MCC Student Council is sponsoring Coaches vs. Cancer.  On Wednesday, March 6, they will have “Hats on to Cure Cancer” and students can pay $1 to wear a hat in school all day to show their support.  T-shirts will also be sold through 507 Designs.  Visit their website at or order.  Deadline is March 3rd.

All proceeds from the week’s events will be donated to the American Cancer Society.  If anyone or group would like to volunteer or host a related event, please contact Elissa Wieneke.  We hope to see a gym full of people who will support the fight against cancer! This winter may be getting long, but the fight against cancer has gone on way too long.  We need to end the fight!!  Thanks for supporting everyone in our community who is on the cancer journey.  It is life changing.

Elissa Wieneke