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Rivals come together for a common cause

Posted at 11:41 AM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 16:23:10-05

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two high school rivals battled it out on the court on Friday night, but the fans were united around the same cause.

Fans of West Jessamine and East Jessamine High Schools came together last night to support two young girls battling leukemia.

Fans at West Jessamine sported red T-shirts that said #MightyMolly on them. Fans at East Jessamine wore green shirts that read #CourageousCaroline.

Both teams sold these shirts and the proceeds will be donated to the Childhood Leukemia Foundation.

"Anything that gets East and West together in Nicholasville is the biggest opportunity for our community to be together and when our community is together we like to rally around other members of our community so you're getting everybody that is involved in the community in one place which is a really good chance to celebrate what we're doing," said East Jessamine HS Principal Chris Hawboldt.

"On the court we're rivals, but everything else we work together as closely as we can. We've come together to help people in need on both the East and West side of the county," said West Jessamine HS Principal Brady Thornton.

The next time the two teams play is February 3. Leading up to that game, the schools will raise money by doing a blood drive competition.

The winning school will be announced at the game.