Utah schools compete in Red-White game to raise awareness, funds to fight blood cancer

Posted at 8:41 PM, May 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-06 22:41:14-04

KAYSVILLE, Utah — It was all batters up as the red blood cells took on the white blood cells Friday to raise money for blood cancer research.

Davis High School faced off with Woods Cross for the sixth Red-White softball game in Kaysville.

The contest caps off the end of a three-week long effort to educate students about blood cancer. There are currently six students at Davis High who have been diagnosed with blood cancers or who are battling the disease.

Steve Drott, a science teacher at Davis High School, said he started the program in 2008 after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

“In the last five years, we’ve raised over $65,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, just collecting change and community donations,” he said.

Drott said this softball game is the highlight of the year for the girls, and he says the community packs the stands every year to show their support while enjoying refreshments and a good ball game.