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Brainerd Warrior Football Community Raises over $3000 for Cancer Research

BHS Homecoming
BHS homecoming Game Photo courtesy of Carissa Ulness

There was quite a bit of conversation and even controversy surrounding the Brainerd High School Homecoming this year. With much of the publicity centering on activities and traditions, one of the very best stories to come out of the 2021 homecoming fell “below the fold.”

The Brainerd Warrior Football Association has raised over $23,000 since 2012 for the Randy Shaver Research and Community Fund. Tackle Cancer began when the Minnesota High School Coaches Association teamed up with KARE 11 Anchor Randy Shaver, a cancer survivor, to work with High Schools in Minnesota to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.

Over 90% of all funds go directly to funding research, prevention, treatment and other programs relating to the needs of the cancer community.

October 11, 2021;
The Brainerd football program, under the leadership of Head Coach Ron Stolski, began participating in 2012 the first year of Tackle Cancer. A majority of all Minnesota High school programs now participate in Tackle Cancer and have raised over $2,000,000 since 2012.

Tackle Cancer has expanded to even most of the Minnesota college football programs and the
Minnesota Vikings.

“Everyone has been impacted by cancer directly or indirectly. I lost my mom and brother to cancer and they are my inspiration and why I continue to be involved. I have close friends that have had cancer and have survived, so I know the research and treatments work.” Dave Bostrom- Brainerd Warrior Football Association President.

The Brainerd Warrior football community raised over $3000 at the recent Homecoming game versus Rogers High School.

The Brainerd Warrior Football association would first like to thank the community for their support financially. We also would like to thank the Brainerd High School Activities Department, the
Cheerleaders and all the Warrior Football players and coaches.

B93.3’s Bill Satre and Dave Bostrom talked about the homecoming fundraiser.