Bulldog Blog: “Madness” for a Cause

Brady McHale, a sophomore at Lower Merion, will be giving readers an inside look at high school life throughout the school year.

Lower Merion basketball, both guys’ and the girls’ teams will begin their seasons with a bang, literary, on Friday night at Arnold Field. And it’s all to raise money for a great cause.

They’re calling it “Maroon Madness.” It all starts with a “Light the Night” walk where students and the public are asked to make a donation towards Coaches Vs. Cancer while walking around L.M.’s track. The first 300 hundred walkers will be awarded with Maroon Madness T-shirts and a glow-stick to help “light things up.”

After everyone makes their rounds across the track they will head to the historic Downs Gym where some notable alums like Garret Williamson and other current and former players will speak. Besides the local celebrities, there will be fireworks and even fire-breathers.

The money donated benefits Coaches Vs. Cancer, the nationwide foundation that empowers professional, collegiate and even high school basketball programs to raise money and awareness for cancer.

Assistant men’s basketball coach Doug Young, who organized most of Friday night’s activities, told me “Lower Merion Basketball is proud to be a partner in the Coaches vs. Cancer effort. This is a very important cause for us and Friday is an exciting way to launch our season and fundraising campaign.”

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