Flags For The Cure Aims To Set Donation Record

Since its beginning eight years ago, the Flags for the Cure flag football tournament at Acreage Community Park has hosted more than 4,000 participants and raised over $138,000 for cancer research through the American Cancer Society.

This year’s Flags for the Cure event boasts more than 50 registered teams with an estimated donation of $30,000 that will go directly toward finding a cure for cancer. The tournament will be held Dec. 29 and 30, then continue on Jan. 2, 3, and 4. The community-fueled event will showcase flag football teams made up of players as young as 10 years old and ranging to athletes over 30.

Since its first year in 2008, the tournament has grown exponentially and it is estimated that it will double its average annual income this time around.

For more info., visit www.flagsforthecure.com.