Chargers Blackout to Raise Awareness and Funds for Cancer

Chariton Chargers’ basketball is teaming up with Lucas County Health Center and Hy-Vee on Saturday, January 9 to raise funds in the fight against cancer.

The games between the Chariton Chargers and Pleasantville Trojans are just a small portion of the action that will take place during that afternoon. The games will begin at 4 PM, as well as the silent auction of more than 30 items donated by the players, coaches, and cheerleaders.

During the games, there will be a live auction of two purple basketballs that have been signed by the players and coaches of each team.

Shirts with this year’s theme will also be for available for purchase at Chariton Hy-Vee from January 4-8. Limited quantities will also be available in the Commons area during the event. Employees from LCHC will also be on hand with important information about cancer, prevention, and treatment of the disease.

The Chargers’ also are sending out a special invitation to those who are currently battling cancer, as well as those who have survived the disease, to be part of a special recognition prior to the start of the Varsity girls’ game. There will also be a moment of silence in honor and remembrance of those who lost their lives to cancer.

The funds raised at the Blackout Cancer Game will be donated to Lucas County Health Center and is designated to help in the prevention and treatment of cancer for those in need.