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Powder-puff game helps breast cancer research, memorial scholarship

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Powder-puff game funds breast cancer, memorial scholarship program

Saturday’s rain may have postponed Brookland High School’s annual powder-puff football game, but it didn’t dampen the players’ determination to raise money for a good cause and a good friend.

The Environmental and Spatial Technologies (EAST) class hosted Tuesday’s game.

"EAST does community service projects,” said Andrea Pearson, EAST facilitator. “They need to have some sort of impact on the community and they are all student-led. Students come up with the project, they implement all the parts."

Typically, proceeds from the event go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help find a cure for breast cancer.

This year, the class gave half of the money collected from concessions, t-shirts and tickets to the Cody Pemberton Scholarship Foundation.

Pemberton, who would have coached Tuesday’s game, died in a car crash earlier this year.

Players on both sides of the field wore jerseys with the number 23 on them in honor of Pemberton, who played on the BHS football team.

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