Go 'Gray for Gary' and join community in Monday night event
The Wadena-Deer Creek girls basketball game will include fundraising and support for the Packer family as Gary Packer fights brain cancer.
WADENA — Wadena-Deer Creek Schools is hosting a "Go Gray for Gary Night" during the Wolverines vs. Bertha-Hewitt girls basketball game on Monday, Jan. 31, at the Middle/High School gymnasium.
Games start at 5 p.m., with the varsity team set to hit the floor by 7:30 p.m.
Several fundraisers will be held to help the family of Gary Packer. Gary is the father of Madison Packer, a senior on the Wolverine basketball team this season. In October 2020, Gary was diagnosed with brain cancer. Unfortunately, treatments have no longer been successful and he has been placed in hospice care. The Packer family are regulars at showing support at WDC sports and this is a great way to show them support in this difficult time.
The Wolverines girls basketball team asks that fans from both teams show support for the Packers by wearing gray to the game on Monday night. There will be silent auction items including two fishing trips, a custom ice fishing rod, baked goods, quilts and many other great donated items. These will be set up starting at 5 p.m. in the WDC commons and fans may bid on items during the school day as well. Winners will be announced at the end of the game. There will also be split the pot drawings, as well as other games for fundraisers with all proceeds going to the Packer family.
Anyone who cannot make the game and would like to donate to the cause can drop donations at the WDC High School as well.