BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - It’s basketball season, so it’s time for another “Gold Out” at Bernards High. On Saturday, Feb. 27 the Mountaineers Girls Basketball team will host Union Catholic High School. The tipoff will be at noon. All proceeds from the game will go to benefit the Team Campbell Foundation.
The event is called a “Gold Out” because gold is the awareness color for childhood cancer. There will be special T-shirts for sale, a concession stand, prized and fun contests throughout the game, all to further the mission of the Team Campbell Foundation.
Bernards High Coach Sandy Whelan has long supported Team Campbell. This “Gold Out” will be Coach Whelan’s fourth one in five years. Whelan established the Gold Out game during her tenure at Watchung Hills High School to raise money for Campbell Grace Hoyt, the daughter of close family friends in Bernardsville, the first year that Campbell was diagnosed with Anaplastic Ependymoma.
Epyndemoma is a rare form of Childhood Cancer that affects the brain and spine. Campbell lost her life to cancer in August 2014. Whelan, now coaching the Bernards team, thought an annual Gold Out game would continue to raise awareness of Childhood Cancers and raise money for the Team Campbell Foundation. The Foundation was created to continue Cameron’s legacy of love, hope and progress for families affected by Childhood Cancer.
Coach Whelan is “thankful that she can continue to raise awareness and remains grateful for all the support from the Bernards players and the local community.” She serves on the Team Campbell board.
The basketball game will be held at Bernards High on February 27. Sponsorships are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone unable to attend the game, but wanting to make a donation can mail a check to Team Campbell Foundation, P.O. Box 556, Bernardsville NJ 07924. More information about Team Campbell is available at www.teamcampbellfoundation.org.