"Cuts for Cons" kicks off Coaches vs. Cancer Weekend at Midview High School

Midview High School’s Coaches vs. Cancer weekend kicked off with a “Cuts for Coach Cons” team-building activity Thursday (February 7) afternoon. More than 30 members of the boys and girls teams took turns sitting in the chair to support Freshmen Boys Basketball Coach Kevin Considine, who is once again battling Cancer.

Head Boys Coach Jim Brabenec and Coach Cons got things started, as Dave and Rey from Dave’s Gold Shear Barber Shop in Westlake generously donated more than two hours of their time to help.

“Coach Cons has been the ultimate role model to our players over the last five years,” said Coach Brabenec. “It was awesome to see our kids get behind him in his fight and celebrate what he means to them in a fun way.”

T-Shirts for this year’s Coaches vs. Cancer game will continue to be sold for $10 during lunch periods at MHS on Friday and then again while supplies last at the game that evening against Westlake High School. The T-shirts are being sponsored by Burdette Beckmann, Inc. The Demons are also participating in the event. Coach Cons was a long time coach in their program before coming to Midview. The Midview Athletic Boosters will also be donating their portion of the 50-50 raffle to the cause.

Head Girls Basketball Coach Rob Overy, who also took part in “Cuts for Coach Cons”, will deliver a short speech prior to the varsity tip-off to remind everyone that this fight is greater than an interscholastic basketball game. The basketball program will also be accepting general donations. Checks can be made payable to Midview Athletic Boosters. 

Proceeds from the night will once again be donated to the American Cancer Society, The V Foundation and a local organization called Kids in Flight

About Kids in Flight:

Founded in 2003, Kids in Flight is a non-profit organization that uses aviation-related activities and airplane rides to give children with serious illnesses or disabilities an opportunity to escape by soaring above their crises, complications, and struggles. Through a variety of exciting, fun-filled programs and the thrill of flight, children and their families share unique bonding experiences that will be remembered forever. Everyone knows that from the air, objects below appear smaller. For children fighting serious illnesses, the escape and excitement of flying can make their problems seem smaller as well, giving them a new perspective on their struggles. It is because of this that there is a sense of hope, determination, and perseverance that is the essence of Kids in Flight and all who are involved.

About the V Foundation:

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by ESPN and legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano with one goal in mind: to achieve Victory Over Cancer®. Since its formation in 1993, the V Foundation has awarded over $225 million in cancer research grants nationwide and has grown to become one of the premier supporters of cutting-edge cancer research.

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