Bucs Pride to hold community fundraiser


Cameron March

Bluebird Family Camp will be held at Maranatha Conference Center to help support families dealing with cancer.

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor

The “Battle of the Bridge” basketball game will take place this Friday night in the GHHS Fieldhouse. Girls plays at 6:00 p.m. and the boys play at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the game, the varsity teams of Grand Haven and Spring Lake are going head to head to support the community cares fundraiser.

“We thought it would be a fun night to do our Bucs Pride game,” Bucs Pride director Sharon Yonker said. “It would be fun to raise money for our family camp.”

Having the community cares fundraiser is a way to get everybody involved with both GHHS and SLHS. The fundraiser allows families dealing with cancer in our community to see how kids are helping out.

“We want it to show the community that the kids do care about cancer, and what we can do to get rid of it and help families that are dealing with it,” Yonker said. 

Raising money can help families get the help they need that are dealing with cancer at Bluebird Family Camp this upcoming summer on Aug. 21-23, 2020. 

“We didn’t want Spring Lake competing against Grand Haven for raising money,” Yonker said. “We just came up with the idea that the girls from both teams would challenge the boys from both teams to see who could raise the most money.”

Yonker hopes the fundraiser will be able to bring more awareness to our community about what families are dealing with along with raising money for Family Camp.

“We wanted to take care of the people in this community dealing with cancer,” Yonker said.