Wednesday, May 6, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
SUWANEE - Some Collins Hill High School girls are ready to play a powder puff football game Friday evening to raise money for Relay for Life.
All they need is a field.
The seniors and juniors will face off in 10- to 15-minute quarters, said senior Kelsey Dunn, one of the event's organizers. Boys from the junior and senior classes will be the cheerleaders and perform a halftime show. About 140 students are involved.
The students have raised about $300 for Relay for Life selling T-shirts for the game, Dunn said. Several Collins Hill students and families plan to watch the game.
But the exact time and location of the event had not been finalized as of Tuesday evening, Dunn said.
"I hope we can pull this off," she said.
Dunn said she's excited about the game. The fact that it's being played to raise money for Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, is especially significant to her because her dad, who died a couple of years ago, had cancer.
The girls would like to play on an actual field, Dunn said, but the school won't allow them to use their facilities and Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation won't allow anyone to rent a field.
If they can't find a field, the game will go on. A staff member of Young Life Northern Gwinnett offered to let the girls use the land next to her house as a playing arena, Dunn said.