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Chopticon to support “Touchdowns Against Cancer” in Fall 2019 Season

By: David M. Higgins II

From the Touchdown for Cancer About Section: Every Friday night, there are 60,000 touchdowns scored by high school teams across the country. Every year, 180,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide.

Touchdowns Against Cancer is a national program created in partnership between MaxPreps, Pledge It and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, this national high school football program unifies communities across the country for a common cause: Finding Cures. Saving Children®.

Local teams have been participating for years in the fundraiser and Chopticon has been one of the leaders. In 2017, the players for the Braves raised $12,013 from 129 contributors. In doing that, they won the National & Community Champions awards. In 2018, they placed in the All-American second team raising over $2,500. In 2016( The first year of the fundraiser), Calvert High and Chopticon both were listed as All-American teams, raising over $1,000 each.

This year Chopticon’s goal on is $1,000 and continue its support of Touchdowns for Cancer. Every touchdown scored between September 6-29, 2019 will count. According to, Chopticon is predicted to score 12 touchdowns.

If you would like to help out Chopticon High School and Touchdowns for Cancer, you can pledge at this site:

To follow the leaderboard of all the schools involved, you can view it at: Touchdowns Against Cancer Leaderboard.

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