Airport basketball team, cheerleaders, cancer fighting band

CARLETON – Airport and Grosse Ile battled on the basketball court Friday night, but that wasn’t the biggest battle of the night.

The boys’ basketball game between the two Huron League rivals was designated as a Coaches vs. Cancer game with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

“The Carleton community came together in a big way tonight,” Airport boys basketball coach Jason Ruhlig said. “We had a special night with the Airport pep band in attendance and the competitive cheer team performing at halftime, with a very good crowd on Friday night to support the cause to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society.”

The basketball team and cheerleaders wore special uniforms thanks to a donation from the Robert J. Roll Farm Bureau Insurance Agency.

Each of the uniforms had a special name on the back representing someone they were playing for during the game.

The team sold over 180 T-shirts with the Coaches Vs. Signs of cancer.

During halftime, the junior varsity basketball team and cheerleaders held a Miracle Minute where they attacked the crowd collecting donations.

A 65 inch TV was raffled off and the winner was announced at the end of the third quarter.

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