When the Grandview Heights High School football team scores touchdowns at its home game Friday, Sept. 21, against Millersport, they will mean a lot more than just six points.

When the Grandview Heights High School football team scores touchdowns at its home game Friday, Sept. 21, against Millersport, they will mean a lot more than just six points.

The team will hold its third annual Touchdown for the Cure event that night. Each touchdown will score more money in support of the fight against breast cancer.

Four local sponsors -- Go Sports/Fitness, Members First/Pathways Credit Union, Wagenbrenner Co. and Hyatt Place -- each will donate $50 for each touchdown the Bobcats score against Millersport, for a grand total of $200 per score.

The event is designed to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer, said Nick Peck, who is heading this year's effort with his Grandview teammate, Andy McCauley.

All proceeds from Touchdown for the Cure will benefit the Vicki Speakman Fund. Speakman, a popular Grandview High School teacher, died of breast cancer in 2002. The fund was created by her brother, Miguel Perez, in her honor.

The Touchdown for the Cure event originally was organized by Joe Anderson, a Grandview High School football player who said he was inspired, in part, because of his mother's successful battle against breast cancer and a friend whose mother lost her life to the disease.

Anderson since has graduated, and Peck said the football team was eager to keep Touchdown for the Cure going.

"It's an important cause that means a lot to us," he said.

The football players will wear pink stickers on their helmets and pink socks during the game, Peck said.

"We're encouraging everyone who comes to the game to wear something pink," he said.

Fans will be able to make donations as they enter the stadium and try their luck at tossing a football through a hole in a board to win gift cards from local businesses, Peck said. The team will ask for $1 per toss.

A gift card also will be raffled during the game, he said.

A moment of silence will be held in honor of those who have lost the battle against breast cancer, Peck said.

Last year's event raised more than $3,000, he said.

"We're hoping everyone will come out and support the cause," Peck said. "It should be a fun night.

"Hopefully, we're going to score a lot of touchdowns."