Cheerleaders will take over Latrobe basketball game to help animal groups |

Cheerleaders will take over Latrobe basketball game to help animal groups

Jeff Himler
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Rosemary Mills, assistant manager of Action for Animals in Derry Township, plays with German Shorthair Pointer Dot, as Shanksville watches, on Tuesday, on Jan. 15, 2019.

High school students from Greater Latrobe and Ligonier Valley will face off for a good cause May 17 in a role-reversal basketball game in the Greater Latrobe Senior High main gym.

For the “Playing for Paws” game, cheerleaders will become players and players will serve as cheerleaders.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the game begins at 7 p.m. For admission, those attending will be asked to make a donation benefiting two local organizations that serve animals — the Action For Animals Humane Society shelter in Derry Township and the foster-based Helping Hearts and Healing Tails Animal Rescue group based in Stahlstown.

The event is being jointly organized by each high school’s Interact Club, a youth affiliate of Rotary International.

A concession stand with light refreshments will be available throughout the game. A basket raffle and a 50/50 drawing also will be featured.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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