Flags For The Cure Flag Raises Money For ACS

Flags for the Cure board members (front row) Pat McCarthy, James Dodge, Hart Collier, Emily Dodge, Tricia Jones and Chris Matthews; and (back row) Keith Shivers, Sam Belohlavek, Logan Jones, Lindy Chase and Mike Chase hold the big check for $40,000, which was raised during the tournament.

The annual Flags for the Cure flag football tournament was hosted at Wellington’s Village Park this year due to construction at its regular venue, Acreage Community Park. There were 72 teams participating during the five-day event, held Wednesday, Jan. 4 through Sunday, Jan. 8. The event also remembered those who lost their fight with cancer, as well as survivors who won their battle. At a ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 7, it was announced that Flags for the Cure had raised its highest amount to date at $40,000, bringing the event’s 16-year total funds for the American Cancer Society to $400,000. SEE RELATED STORY HERE. Photos by Frank Koester