JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The first football game of the season is usually a time of celebration. And while this year is no exception, there is also another purpose behind the hard work going into Friday night.
TOP PHOTO: Freshman Hannah Raynor, the flyer, and her CCHS Cheer teammates practice Thursday afternoon at Twisters in Jacksboro putting final touches on their performance for the season opener on Friday at the CCHS football game.
2019 Campbell County Cheerleaders (PHOTO COURTESY OF CCHS COACH CARA BETH NIDIFFER)
Campbell County Head Football Coach Justin Price and his wife, Traci’s, youngest son has been diagnosed with leukemia. In less than a week’s time, the community has rallied behind five-month-old Jack as he fights a battle not meant for children.
Jack’s aunt, Bre Price, is an assistant cheer coach at CCHS. When the squad heard the heart wrenching news of Jack, they sprang into action.
“We immediately thought, ‘what can we do?’,” said head cheer coach Cara Beth Nidiffer. Aside from supplying the family with gift cards for the long stays at the hospital, other plans were formed.
Friday night as Campbell County prepares to square-off with Cocke County, fans will be able to contribute to helping Jack.
There will be $2 orange rubber bracelets with “All in for Jack” stamped on them for sale. All proceeds will benefit the Price family. A banner where well-wishes can be written will also be near the concessions said, said Nidiffer. Once its complete, the banner will be presented to the family. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/23/2019-6AM)