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Hoops for Hope week a success

Dressed in a special pink and white uniform, Powell Lady Panther Leslie Thronburg emerges from a tunnel formed by pink-clad Powell Panther cheerleaders and into the spotlight as she is introduced prior to the Lady Panthers’ contest with Worland Friday night. The Panthers and Lady Panthers abandoned their orange and black for pink to raise money for efforts against breast cancer by Women’s Wellness  as part of Hoops for Hope last week. Dressed in a special pink and white uniform, Powell Lady Panther Leslie Thronburg emerges from a tunnel formed by pink-clad Powell Panther cheerleaders and into the spotlight as she is introduced prior to the Lady Panthers’ contest with Worland Friday night. The Panthers and Lady Panthers abandoned their orange and black for pink to raise money for efforts against breast cancer by Women’s Wellness as part of Hoops for Hope last week. Tribune photo by Don Amend

Powell High School will make a big contribution to Women’s Wellness following a successful week of fundraising ending with the Hoops for Hope basketball game Friday night.

PHS Activities Director Tim Wormald said Monday that he did not have final figures for the campaign because expenses were not determined yet, but the campaign grossed approximately $13,000.

Wormald said student sales of bracelets during the week accounted for about $3,100, and T-shirt sales contributed about $2,600. An auction between Friday night’s games brought more than $1,800 and $1,100 was contributed when buckets were passed through the crowd.

Other proceeds came from concessions sold during the games and drawings sponsored by the Powell Athletic Roundtable.

The money raised will go to Women’s Wellness in Powell and its program to provide information and assistance to women dealing with breast cancer.

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