The Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers will gather for a cause Friday in Cloverdale. (Varsity Letters file photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Tweedsmuir football huddles with student body, Friday buy-out game a cancer fund-raiser

SURREY — In a manner of speaking, the football team from Surrey’s Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary wants to bring the entire school into its huddle on Friday afternoon.

The Panthers’ senior varsity team is promoting a buy-out game to its student body, where for $2, LT students can buy out of the last block of the day and come watch the Panthers (2-0) play host to the Mission Roadrunners (1-1) in a AAA Eastern Conference game at the school’s field.

Kick-off for the game is 1 p.m.

All proceeds from the buy-out and concession stand sales will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society, which will also have a table set up to accept donations (receipts provided).

To Tweedsmuir co-head coach Kurt Thornton, the event is special because of the cause it aids, but also because it’s an example of school athletics helping to draw so many of the school’s leadership groups together for a single cause.

“We have not done a buy-out game for a few years and what better to way to bring our school together,” said Thornton. “And the money goes to something that really affects all of us at some point in our lives.”

Tweedsmuir football player Drew Zboya has been growing his hair out for one year and will donate his shorn locks at noon school pep rally on Friday.

MVP has donated pink socks for both teams and Kastle Kustom Clothing has provided pink hats for both team’s coaching staffs.

“We are hoping that together, we can raise over $2,000,” added Thornton.

Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School is located at 6151 180th street in Surrey.

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