On the mats the Howell Rebel wrestlers are known as one of the most dominating teams in the Shore Conference. Under the direction of Coach John Gagliano the local team and their feeder clubs have also made a name for themselves for giving back to others.
Some of that effort has included volunteering at nearby Tent Cities, but a cause close to the team’s heart is the fight against cancer. It was three years ago that the Rebels wore pink socks during their matches in support of the grandmother of one of the wrestlers.
This year’s team has found a new way to take part in the fight against cancer, working with Pin Cancer to raise money for cancer research. A letter from the Howell wrestling community said the drive is being done “to honor and support those who have been affected by cancer.”
Money is being collected by the Rebels as well as the Howell Predator Wrestling Club with everyone coming together to benefit the worthy cause. Donations can be brought to any home match with cash or a check. You can also go to the organization’s website and fill out the pledge form or click the give tab and make a donation in the name of the Howell High School Wrestling program.
Donations help with cancer research across the country and scholarship opportunities for wrestlers affected by cancer.