Eighth annual Sunday Night Lights planned

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Sunday Night Lights, set this Sunday at the Lindbergh High School football stadium, recreates a Friday night high school football experience for children who are battling cancer and other life-altering childhood illnesses.

The eighth annual Sunday Night Lights event for children who are battling cancer and other life-altering childhood illnesses will take place Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Lindbergh High School football stadium, 5000 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

Sunday Night Lights unites the Lindbergh district student body and community organizations to recreate a Friday night high school football game experience under the stadium lights — on a Sunday night — and featuring the special guest-heroes and their siblings as flag football players, marching band members, cheerleaders and pom-pom girls.

The event is designed to provide these children and their families a memorable evening together, while reminding them that they are supported in their battles by a caring community, according to a news release.

The event is free to all participants. Year-round student fundraisers, concession-stand proceeds and community donations help make this event possible. Endorsed by Friends of Kids With Cancer, Rainbows for Kids and Camp Rainbow, the event has grown to uniquely touch the lives of hundreds each year, the release stated.

Community members are invited to help fill the stands for the festivities beginning at 5:45 p.m. to help cheer on these special heroes as they take the field. Admission is free. Donations will accepted for Sunday Night Lights, and a concession stand will be available.