Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


January 24, 2012

Pleasantville's Hoops for Hope tonight

Pleasantville —  

If you want to carry the local battle against cancer past Saturday night's Coaches vs. Cancer game in Knoxville, you have another opportunity tonight. Pleasantville High School and Martensdale-St. Mary's are hosting a Hoops for Hope cancer fund raiser on Tuesday, Jan. 24. 
“Our committee has worked very hard to make this night successful.  We have had a great response from the community members and businesses with sponsorships and donations - both from Pleasantville and Martensdale-St. Mary's,” organizer Kim Friday said. 
The PHS boys have selected Tim Korselman as an honorary captain for Tuesday's game. A silent auction will be held throughout the evening.  Many donations have been received, including several Longaberger Baskets, an ISU Basket, a MIZZOU Basket, Ozark Vacation Basket, Stone Ridge
Dental Basket and Blank Park Zoo Basket to name a few. The gate from Tuesday's event will be donated to the American Cancer Society. 
A schedule of Pleasantville's events on Tuesday is below. 
5-7 p.m.: Free Will Donation Meal of Beef Burgers, Chips, Dessert & Drink
Girls' Halftime: Free Throw Contest - win a bottle of pop autographed by PHS Players; Live Pie Auction - win a pie baked by Pleasantville's and MstM's Finest Pie Bakers.
Between Games:   Enjoy the PHS Pep Band
Boys' Halftime:         Enjoy a Light Routine by the PHS Dance Team and MstM Dance Team; Winners of Silent Auction and Raffle Announced.
Boys' third Quarter:   Paper Airplane Contest - Purchase a pink piece of paper and construct your plane.  Throw from your seat in the bleachers for a  chance to win $50.
There will be at least one more opportunity to fight cancer this basketball season. Twin Cedars is hosting Melcher-Dallas for a Coaches vs. Cancer event on Feb. 7. 

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