If you look around, you’ll find that there are so many amazing people in our community and Coach Chris Knudsen is one of them. First of all, we’d like to congratulate him on receiving the “Coach of the Year” award, but it doesn’t stop there. Chris’s heart is much bigger than just the next win for the football team. And one of the things that is near and dear to him is the Coaches vs. Cancer program. This is especially close to Kris and the school as one of its coaches/teachers, Justin Rosenblad, is battling stomach cancer.
The Centennial High School coaches are joining the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association in a "Coaches vs. Cancer" campaign. The two goals are to raise awareness and raise funds to fight cancer.
Coaches vs. Cancer program is a statewide collaboration between the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association (OACA), Oregon Athletic Directors Association (OADA) and the American Cancer Society that empowers coaches, their teams and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer by participating in awareness efforts, advocacy programs, and fundraising activities to help people with cancer today and to find cures to end the disease tomorrow.
Because cancer has touched so many in our coaching community, Coaches vs. Cancer offers a unique opportunity to fight the disease. Participating schools can truly make a difference in the fight against cancer and raise awareness in their communities about the importance of cancer prevention, early detection and making healthy lifestyle choices.
At the home Wrestling match on Wednesday February 8 vs. Oregon City and at the home girls and boys basketball games on Friday, February 10 vs. David Douglas, spectators will be given a free pink T-shirt, information will be distributed about cancer and various activities will be going on to raise funds to fight this disease. Anyone wishing to donate can call Brent Child, Athletic Director, at (503) 762-6136.