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Published on September 21st, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Friendly Basketball Rematch to Help Defeat Breast Cancer

Two Midlands school districts are lacing up and taking it to the basketball court again this year to see who can score the most points and raise the most money to fight breast cancer. It’s all part of the second annual Nothing but Net charity basketball game featuring Richland One and Richland Two employees. The rematch will be held Thursday, October 8 at 6 p.m. at W.J. Keenan High School, 361 Pisgah Church Road.

At last year’s inaugural event, Richland One raised the most funds and won the free throw contest. The Richland Two team won the basketball challenge by two points, earning it bragging rights and a trophy to display at its district office. While it is serious competition on the hardwood, in the end, “Team Richland,” a joint effort of both districts, raised almost $100,000 last year to benefit the Palmetto Health Breast Center through Walk for Life/Race for Life.

This year’s Nothing but Net challenge will feature a breast cancer survivor celebration/recognition presentation, a mascot competition and a free throw shooting contest between Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon and Richland Two School Board Chairman James Manning. Richland One’s coach is Ben Trapp, former Keenan High boys’ basketball coach and Van McCloud, former Keenan High girls’ basketball coach. Former Spring Valley High basketball coach Bobby Cunningham is coaching the Richland Two team, along with Blythewood High Athletics Director Vince Lowry as his assistant.

Admission is $5 for everyone age 6 and up. Tickets are available at the Richland One and Richland Two district offices, and they will be sold at the door. For more information, contact Dr. Traci Young Cooper at 231-6842 or traci.cooper@richlandone.org and Dr. Theresa Riley Stephens at 738-3232 or triley@richland2.org. To find out how you can join the districts for the Walk for Life/Race for Life on October 17, go to the Palmetto Health Foundation website, www.palmettohealthfoundation.org.

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