The Harrisburg Stampede's first game of the season Saturday is now more than just a home opener -- its been dubbed a 'cancer awareness game' by the club. Stampede head coach Bernie Nowotarski has been fighting cancer since March 2, when he was diagnosed with the cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow.
The team is offering cancer awareness t-shirts
The club is also auctioning off custom-made Saints wide receiver Marques Colston and Stampede defensive lineman Fearon Wright figurines
with proceeds benefiting Coach Bernie's fight against cancer. Each figurine is hand-signed by the player.
Colston is now a part-owner of the Stampede.
Friends of Nowotarski are also holding a "Benefit for Bernie" on April 27 at Leesport Farmers Market in Leesport, Berks County.