Pictured are Coach John Reynolds, Chelsea Walters, Kaylyn Bennett, Colleen Pine and Matt Moore in front of the Indian Lake Central School Wall of Hope, which identifies the names of contributors and names of people who had contributed money for Indian Lake. Similar cards were displayed at Long Lake Central School.
The traditional orange and black team colors of the Indian Lake-Long Lake varsity basketball teams changed to pink on Monday, Jan. 14 as the teams sponsored a Coaches vs. Cancer fundraising event versus Schroon Lake.
The idea came about from senior Kaylyn Bennett and blossomed as the event approached. Bennett and the Girl’s Varsity basketball coach John Reynolds organized the event with the help of many people and organizations making it a huge success.
In support of Indian Lake’s effort to make the “Coaches vs. Cancer” game a success and raise money for the fight against Cancer, Long Lake’s Central School’s National Honor Society and Student Council students were right on board. The Long Lake NHS students sold cards to the faculty staff and students throughout the school day as well at two of the home basketball games.
Special thanks to Matt Moore, Chelsea Walters, Colleen Pine, Alice Fish, Vonnie Liddle, Robin Jay, Patricia Curry, Ms. Stephens, Prudence Dechene, Coach Olbert, Swifty’s, The Barking Spider, Pine’s Country Store, Ali Baba’s, the Indian Lake Restaurant, the Indian Lake Theater, the Indian Lake PTSO, the Indian Lake Faculty Association, the communities of Indian Lake and Long Lake, and all the others that made this such an outstanding event.
Because of the efforts of all these people and organizations, there will be a check in the amount of $1,712.45 sent to the American Cancer Society. School officials look forward to continuing this event on an annual basis.