Winter Gym is scheduled for a black out on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
And it’s for a good cause.
The annual “Hoops for Heart Black Out Game” will be held that evening at the Home of the Buffaloes.
In this Valley Oak League season finale, Manteca High will take on visiting Oakdale.
The varsity game will tip off at 7 o’clock.
Both teams and their fans will come together as one in bringing attention to the issue of heart disease, the nation’s No. 1 killer.
The goal is to raise $2,000 for the American Heart Association in its efforts to fight heart disease and stroke.
Students, players, cheerleaders, and fans will all wear black for the game. The MHS Link Crew will be selling “Black Out” t-shirts for $10.
A collection will be taken for the American Heart Association, with information being provided on heart disease prevention along with the warning signs to those in attendance.
This is the third such event hosted by the Buffaloes.
Heart disease and strokes are the leading cause of death in the area, claiming more than 831,000 lives across the nation every year, according to the American Heart Association.
The mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
The American Cancer Society has a goal of improving the health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases by 20 percent in the next three years. More information is available at www.heart.org.
To learn more about the Black Out game, call Manteca High at 209.858.7340.