‘Review Cup’ T-shirt sale benefits mini-THON

By on August 31, 2011

On the field, Ephrata and Cocalico have always been bitter rivals. Off the field, well, that’s a different story.

This year, the two schools are teaming up for a good cause while the football teams will be battling it out on the field for the Review Cup.

The student councils of both schools will be selling "Review Cup" T-shirts for the game which is scheduled for Sept. 9 (7 p.m.) at Cocalico.

All proceeds benefit mini-THON, which is a smaller version of Penn State’s THON, a 46-hour dance marathon. THON helps raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund, which helps children with pediatric cancer and their families who are being treated at Hershey Medical Center.

"We partnered together with Cocalico for mini-THON so we thought we’d try to do the rival games one of our fundraisers," explained Ephrata senior Lindsay Smith, who is co-chairing the event. "So far it’s going really well."

The T-shirts, which are pictured at right, are being sold at a cost of $7 and may be purchased in the high school offices at both schools, or at The Ephrata Review. On the day of the game, shirts will be sold for $10.

In addition to the T-shirt sales, both student councils will be "canning" during pre-game and through the first quarter, and a 50-50 raffle will be held.

"Cocalico has been kind enough to work with the Ephrata Student Council and letting us organize and sell shirts for this great cause," said Bret Marzock, Head Student Council advisor at Ephrata. " Keep in mind, the reason this is so neat is because it is an away game for Ephrata this year. So, this is really kind of Cocalico to let this all happen."

According to Smith, this is their first fall fundraiser for Ephrata. They also plan to raffle off an autographed Penn State team football, selling tickets at each home Ephrata football game up until Homecoming. They also have planned a faculty game in the winter, leading up to the mini-THON which is scheduled for March 10.

The T-shirt sale is sponsored by several local businesses, including: The Deck; Sterling Motorcar; Riviera Ristorante; JD’s Pazzo Pizza; Horst Auctions; Manning Materials; TBS Sportswear & Promotions; V&S Sandwiches; Dance Studio Ltd.; Trynosky Home Improvements; and the Ephrata Mountaineers Golf Outing. More T-SHIRTS, page B-2

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