Washington Student-Athletes Rally For Teachers

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Basketball is a big deal in Washington.

It was a really big deal this week when students played games and raised money for brain cancer research.

“Everything has gone towards brain cancer,” said Washington junior Conner Newnam, a member of the football team. “This is just one of our awesome fundraisers we’ve done this year and had a lot of fun doing them.”

The intramural basketball championship along with a game between strudents and faculty hihglighted the yearlong the fundraisers Washington students have planned to help basketball coach Kevin Brown and Spanish teacher Polly Fuller. Both wer diagnosed with brain timors this school year.

“It’s good giving back to the teachers that deserve a lot. Mrs. Fuller and coach Brown have done so much for this school,” said senior soccer player Ryan Kastl. “Hearing the (diagnoses)  this year was sad. Doing the fundraisers shows a lot about the students here and the student council.

The Washington student council planned restaurant fundraisers, dodge ball tournaments, sold wristbands and put together the basketball tournament as fundraisers with the money going to brain cancer research.

All the events were planned by students to help two staff members. And scores of others fighting brain cancer.

“What I think is everyone coming together and all of us putting our effort towards this,” said senior golfer and track athlete Kylie Cassulo. “I think it’s making a big difference. Everone is uniting together. It’s great to see everyone coming together to support our teachers.”

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