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Third 'Paws for the Cause' Jan. 17 benefits Maine Breast Cancer Coalition

Varsity hoops doubleheader between rival Mariners and Panthers at Medomak Valley High School
By Staff | Jan 07, 2020

Waldoboro — The Medomak Valley High School athletic department, in conjunction with the Medomak Valley All Sports Boosters, announces the third annual “Paws for the Cause” basketball games to benefit the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition.

The event will on Jan. 17 at MVHS when the Panthers host the Midcoast rival Oceanside Mariners.

The games expect to attract a packed gymnasium as back-to-back games will feature the varsity girls at 5:30 p.m. and varsity boys at 7 p.m. There will be an attempt to “Pink Out” the gymnasium.

For these special games, Medomak Valley players will wear unique, pink uniforms. Additionally, commemorative t-shirts will be available for students and fans of both schools to purchase leading up to the games and on the night of the contests.

In addition to t-shirt sales, other fundraising will be take place prior to — and during — the games, as well as an opportunity to add one's "Personalized Pink Paw" to the wall for a $1 donation.

The night’s 50/50 drawing and other proceeds will go to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition, a volunteer-based, non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in Maine people through advocacy, education and financial support.

“We’d also like to thank our guests from Oceanside High School for participating in the night and supporting our endeavor” said MVHS athletic director Matt Lash.

“We’re excited to build upon the overwhelming success of our two previous events,” said Gayle Murphy, boosters president. “We’ve raised $13,500 for Maine Breast Cancer coalition in front of near sellout crowds over the past two years, and hope to continue to build upon that this year."

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