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It’s L-EHS vs. CHS … for the United Way

Posted: September 17, 2013 3:41 p.m.
Updated: September 18, 2013 1:00 a.m.

Add some fuel to the fire by helping students at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) and/or Camden High School (CHS) raise money for the United Way of Kershaw County this week.

This is the fifth year the two schools have competed to see who can raise the most funds to help various programs sponsored by the United Way in Kershaw County. In 2012, the two schools raised almost $30,000. CHS won both the fundraising effort and the football game last year, and CHS Student Council President Haley Maree said they plan to win this year.

This year, both CHS Principal Dan Matthews and L-EHS Principal Tommy Gladden said they will get “buzz haircuts,” depending on their school’s fundraising totals.

CHS hosts a Sonic Night in Camden today from 5 to 8 p.m. and is selling Fatz pancake breakfast tickets for $7. The breakfast will be held on Oct. 5. CHS will also host a showing of “Facing the Giants” and sell concessions Thursday night at Zemp Stadium. The event is sponsored by CHS’ Fellowship of Christian Athletes; there is no entrance fee.

Also tonight, L-EHS hosts a Chick-fil-A dinner in Camden, also from 5 to 8 p.m.

Both schools will host their own special lunch time activities to raise money throughout the week. Maree said the schools will receive a percentage of their sales at the various dinner nights and businesses usually donate to their area school, Maree said.

During halftime, both CHS and L-EHS will reveal how much money each school raised for the local United Way.

Maxpreps.com will also air the CHS vs. L-EHS game this year as a part of its “Rivalry Series.” Maxpreps.com is a division of CBSSports.com. The CHS/L-EHS game will be one of 11 games that Maxpreps.com will air this season.

Gladden said the rivalry is a great way to get students involved in something constructive by raising money for all of Kershaw County.

This year’s game will be played at Zemp Stadium.  

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