So. Royalton Athletics, Community Gives Big To Cancer Center

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Sports / Mar. 30, 2017 9:50am EDT

By Emily Ballou


Eleven South Royalton athletes representing seven of the winter sports teams visited the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock to present the final sum raised from the Royals’ annual Cancer Awareness Day and to tour the facilities. (Provided) Eleven South Royalton athletes representing seven of the winter sports teams visited the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock to present the final sum raised from the Royals’ annual Cancer Awareness Day and to tour the facilities. (Provided) Last Friday, 11 South Royalton athletes representing seven of the winter sports teams visited the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock to present the final sum raised from the Royals’ annual Cancer Awareness Day and to tour the facilities. The check totaled an impressive $3,490.00 and will go directly towards cancer care, new treatments, research, clinical trials, prevention care, and community outreach for those affected by this terrible disease.

“I believe this is the largest amount of money we raised since I have been here,” notes South Royalton Athletic Director Frank Romeo. “It’s great to see what our community can do.”

With the bowling team and nordic ski teams both away in the morning, the basketball teams from early elementary to varsity levels played at the Royal Palace. Throughout the day, proceeds from “Hoops for Hope” T-shirt sales, concessions, and a bucket by the door collected donations, all totaling together for the final grand total.

Romeo states, “It’s so important for the student-athletes to know that they are really making a difference in people’s lives here. They should all be proud.”

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