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The Stillwater football program has plenty of activities and events in conjunction for this year’s Homecoming, which culminates with the Ponies hosting Mounds View on Friday, Sept. 28. The Ponies raised $15,000 for Tackle Cancer a year ago, which was the second highest total raised in Minnesota, and they have set a goal of $20,000 this year.

Money raised from Tackle Cancer benefits the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund, which supports cancer research and patient aid in Minnesota.

Football players from the St. Croix Valley Athletic Association through high school, in addition to the high school cheerleaders, will be selling bracelets for a minimum donation and there will also be collections taken at Oak-Land and Stillwater middle schools and Stillwater Area High School.

The district’s elementary schools will also participate in the fundraising with a Hats for Homecoming collection, where students who donate $1 or more to Tackle Cancer can wear a hat on Sept. 28.

Also this year, many local restaurants have partnered with Stillwater Tackle Cancer and are hosting events to raise money for the cause. Lift Bridge Brewery kicked things off by donating $1 from each beer that was sold in its taproom on Sept. 15. Other restaurants supporting Tackle Cancer by donating a portion of the bill from patrons include: Portside (Overtime event on Friday, Sept. 21), Chipotle in Oak Park Heights (Saturday, Sept. 22 from 4-8 p.m.), Applebee’s (Sunday, Sept. 23, all day), Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop (Monday, Sept. 24, all day), Culver’s (Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 5-7 p.m.), Potbelly Sandwich Shop (Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 5-8 p.m.), Joseph’s Restaurant (Wednesday, Sept. 26, all day), Acapulco (Thursday, Sept. 27 from 4-8 p.m.) and Cozzie’s Tavern and Grill (Friday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m.-midnight).

Customers should let their server know they are there to support Tackle Cancer.

Other businesses have donated in other ways, or offered to collect donations in their workplace.

Parties interested in supporting Tackle Cancer can also do so in the following ways:

• Donate at the Homecoming football game. Checks should be made to Stillwater Football, with Tackle Cancer in the memo line.

• Drop off a donation at the high school activities office before 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28.

• Mail a donation to Stillwater Tackle Cancer, 251 Interlachen Way, Stillwater 55082.

• Venmo a donation to Ponies Football.

Ponies coach Beau LaBore has served on the Minnesota Football Coaches Association Tackle Cancer Board and in the six years Stillwater has held a Tackle Cancer Game, the program has raised a total of $39,467.68.

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