Knoxville — Each year, Knoxville's Coaches vs. Cancer event has grown. That remains to be true for the 2012 event.
In 2011, as reported in the Journal-Express, the Knoxville High School event raised over $24,000, and was the biggest Coaches vs. Cancer fund raising event in the Midwest.
This year, fund raising efforts to contribute to Knoxville's total have expanded to include Pizza Hut, which has offered $1 from every adult buffet Monday through Thursday evenings. This event began Dec. 5 and will continue through the day of the Coaches vs. Cancer game, Jan. 21.
Craig Ford of Pella Motors is offering a special raffle for the event. Tickets can be purchased for $1 each, 12 for $10 or 25 for $20. During the halftimes of the boys' and girls' varsity games on Jan. 21, four tickets will be drawn.
Each ticket holder will be given 25 seconds to make a layup, free throw, three-point basket and a half court shot. Anyone who makes all four shots in 25 seconds will win a free car. Prizes will also be given to people for making any one of the four shots. A layup basket will earn one a free shirt; a made free throw earns a $25 prize and the three-pointer will earn $50. Tickets can be purchased at any home game and at the Jan. 21 games.