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'Fight Like a Girl" Powderpuff Football Tournament Raises Money for Cancer Center

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CLARKSBURG -

Girls from local high schools took the field to play some flag football all for a good cause on Sunday.

"It's to raise money the Betty Puskar Breast Cancer Care Center in Morgantown West Virginia. We think it's a great place because they're local and local women go there. Instead of doing a national thing, which is also a great thing, it doesn't help local women. Local women, Clarksburg women go there that we know," said Tiffany Flanigan, one of the co-coordinators of the event.

Liberty High School has been organizing the 'fight like a girl' powderpuff football tournament for the past few years.

The first year , they raised about $3,000 and last year they raised $5,800.

"Every year they push the next chairman to go a little further, and the next chairman always wants to beat the chairman from the year before. It's just astounding the job those girls have done," explained Kathy Marino, a teacher at Liberty High School.

The proceeds come from the entry fees, raffle baskets, food concessions, 50-50 tickets, and donations.

6 teams took the field to compete including Robert C Byrd, Bridgeport, Lincoln, Liberty, and Doddridge County. Marino said it's great to see all the schools come together to support one cause.

"I just think it's great that high school kids will come together. It opens awareness just like 'volley for the cure' during the fall and now we have powderpuff football during the spring," said Marino.

Marino said one of the best parts is seeing her students grow into leaders by planning fundraisers like this one.

"To me it's amazing that our young girls are such good leaders. They do this on their own, I do nothing. It's all them. They do all the phone calling, we're talking 17 and 18 year old girls doing this on their own, it's amazing," said Marino.

Representatives from Bonnie's Bus were also at the game to hand out information on breast cancer awareness.