Girls Do It Best: CHS Hosts Annual Powderpuff Game
Columbus High School is hosting its annual Powderpuff Football Game to raise money for Relay for Life.
"The powderpuff game has always been a tradition at CHS," according to Columbus High teacher Ms.Hill. The game became a fundraiser for Relay for Life in 2002.
Relay for Life is a community-based fundraising organization that is linked to the American Cancer Society to help fund cancer research and help support those diagnosed with cancer.
"Columbus High School has had the largest Relay for Life team for at least 15 years," says Mr.DiQuattro, the school's Relay for Life head. Throughout school history, CHS has raised over $250,000 for the charity.
"This year's goal was originally to raise 10,000 dollars," says DiQuattro, "however, the school has already reached its goal and hopes to raise 20,000 dollars for the charity."
The game is a gender-swapped game of flag football with the girls as players and the guys as cheerleaders and coaches.
Each class at Columbus High School has a team, and the two winning teams compete in the championship game.
For this year's game, there are over 100 students participating in the game and the expected crowd is over 1200 people.
The week of the game also has spirit days and each homeroom collects money for Relay for Life.
Another part of the annual Powderpuff tradition is the senior powderpuff court. The goal of the powderpuff court is to raise as much money as possible, and the one who raises the most money will be crowned queen.
The Powderpuff Queen for this year is senior, Ray Toma. Fellow Senior, Bennett Stoltz, says that "Ray Toma is not only one of the greatest minds at our school, but also has the kindest heart."
The schedule for this year's event is the Freshmen vs. the Seniors and the Sophomores vs. the Juniors.
The Freshmen will play the Seniors at 6:00 pm, and the Sophomores will play the Juniors at 7:00 pm. The championship game will start at 8:00 pm.
The game will be held at Kinnett Stadium, and the entry is free with a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for students.
Come support Relay for Life and the CHS Powderpuff football teams!