By Ben Marshall
VANDALIA—It was more than just a game, it was Senior Night at the Van-Far/Community home game, and it was also a night to honor and remember a fallen brother of the sport.
Friday night the communities from Van-Far, Community R-VI, and Bowling Green came together to honor a fellow coach and friend, Jamar White of the Monroe City Panthers coaching staff. He was killed tragically in a car accident the weekend before the game and these communities wanted to do something to show the Monroe City community and the White family that this community is thinking of them.
A silent auction included game balls and helmets from the Indians, Trojans, and Bobcats. There was a 50/50 raffle, and donation buckets set up at the entry gates.
The high schools had also hosted a hat day at the schools to raise money for the family.
The grand total from Friday night’s game was $2,438.
Seeing everyone come together really showed that athletics is a family in itself and this family wants Monroe City to know that they are thought of in their time of need.
Those present thought it was heartwarming to see so many people come out and show their support.
This newspaper wants to say thank you to everyone who made Friday night a success.
For more photos from Senior Night, go to Page 8.