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Girls Basketball: Union Catholic Will Play In Game To Support Childhood Cancer

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The Union Catholic girls basketball team will play Bernards on Feb. 24 in a game to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer. Credits: Jim Lambert
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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic varsity girls basketball team is honored to be playing in the Gold-Out game at Bernards High School for the third straight year, a game that will raise money and awareness for Childhood Cancer.

The event, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m, is called the “Gold-Out’’ game because gold is the awareness color for Childhood Cancer. The event will support the Team Campbell Foundation, established by current Bernards girls basketball coach Sandy Whelan to raise money for Campbell Grace Hoyt after she was diagnosed with Anaplastic Ependymoma. Ependymoma is a rare form of cancer that affects the brain and spine. Campbell lost her life to cancer in August of 2014.

All proceeds from the event, which will have a concession stand, special t-shirts for sale, prizes and fun contests throughout the game, will be used by the Team Campbell Foundation to further its mission.

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UC head girls basketball coach Kathy Matthews is proud that her team will once again have the opportunity to particpate in such a great event.

“Having the opportunity to participate in this game and help raise funds for this cause is far more important to me than the game itself,’’ said Coach Matthews. “ I have seen cancer affect and change the lives of my own family members. We are thrilled to help support the Team Campbell Foundation. Each year, the girls are excited to play and help raise awareness for pediatric cancer.”

Anyone unable to attend the game, but wanting to make a donation can mail checks to Team Campbell Foundation, PO BOX 556, Bernardsville, NJ 07924. For more information about the Team Campbell Foundation, please visit www.teamcampbellfoundation.org.

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