NewsNovember 15 2017

Presho to hold Cancer Center Fundraiser

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Presho to hold Cancer Center Fundraiser
 
    It may be all fun and games November 17 through 18 at Jet Lanes but the mission is serious. Funds raised from “Game On, Cancer,” a 24-hour games marathon, will go towards building the Helmsley Cancer Center in Pierre and will be matched 1:1 by the Helmsley Foundation. Game players, fans and spectators are welcome to come and go throughout. Free will donations may be dropped off at any time during the 24 hours. 
   A variety of games, suitable for all ages, will be offered and include some special events. First out of the gate at 6:00 pm Friday will be the cancer derby, a race organizers created of horses representing cancer colors (pink for breast cancer, gold for pediatric cancer, etc.) that will call a winner based on donations designated for each color. Race progress will be posted hourly as donations are tallied. Lyman cheerleaders donated the “Cheer for a Cure” money jar where a donation gains a guess at the amount of money in the jar with the closest guess winning the money jar.  
   Games involving bowling, darts, bean bags, cards, dice and boards are on the agenda. Event planners challenge participants to organize/create their own games, noting supplies will be available. Lyman High Honor Society is in charge of games during “Teen Time,” which is 2 am until 7 am. Later Saturday morning, kids may decorate the face of their stick horse (provided) before racing their horses. A treasure hunt, two cake walks, and at least one balloon dart board are also planned.  
   Owner Carl Brakke says Jet Lanes is pleased to host “Game On, Cancer“ and he plans to donate a portion of his sales to the Helmsley Cancer Center. The kitchen will remain open later than usual with pizza and snacks offered all night. Breakfast will also be on the menu.  
   A beam that will be placed in the lobby of the Helmsley Cancer Center will be on hand for all to sign. Those signing have their choice of three pen colors: one for a cancer survivor, one in memory of, and one as a supporter of those who have had cancer.  
   The cancer derby horses will cross the finish line at 5:59 pm Saturday, November 18, at which time funds donated will be tallied. Representatives of Avera St. Mary’s Foundation will also be on hand for a special announcement. Volunteers are needed to assist making game supplies, preparing cakes, running games, or to be available to lend a hand.

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