Show Us Your School Spirit, Berkley and Royal Oak!
Patch will donate $200 in the name of whichever high school has the most uploads by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, in honor of the "Fight Against Childhood Cancer" game that will reignite the cities' rivalry Friday.
The Berkley Bears and Royal Oak Ravens face off Friday night in a charity football game that reignites the cross-Woodward Avenue rivalry and Patch is getting in on the action!
Players are raising money for Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak, Children’s Miracle Network at Beaumont and the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor ahead of the matchup, which organizers have dubbed the "Fight Against Childhood Cancer game."
It will be the first time Royal Oak and Berkley have played each other since 2005, Berkley High School football coach Jeff Burnside said. The game also will be the first time the Bears have taken on the consolidated Royal Oak squad since George A. Dondero High School and Clarence M. Kimball High School merged to form Royal Oak High School in 2006.
So, Berkley Patch Editor Leslie Ellis and Royal Oak Patch Editor Judy Davids are looking to settle a score of which school district has the best supporters.
We're asking our readers to upload pictures of their school spirit and colors through Sunday night. Show us how you support the Berkley School District or the Royal Oak Schools district.
Patch will donate $200 in the name of whichever school has the most uploads by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21.
It's like Berkley's coach Burnside said: "We can be rivals and we can dislike each other from 7 to 9:30. But, we can come together as two communities to do some good for kids in need before and after the game."
- When: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19
- Where:Royal Oak High School, 1500 Lexington Blvd., Royal Oak
- Cost: $5
- Why go: Root on your team and support a good cause!
As an added incentive, the losing editor agrees to eat humble pie and use a photo from the winning school as their Patch Facebook banner on Monday, Oct. 22! Be sure to find out the winner by "liking" Berkley Patch and Royal Oak Patch on Facebook.