Dietrich steps up to support athletic director/coach battling cancer

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DIETRICH, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) Everyone finds their own ways of showing support to those with cancer. In Dietrich, it's a community-wide effort that also impacts the sports world.

Dietrich Football players all shaved their heads in support of athletic director Traci Perron.

These athletes said goodbye to their locks this week.

The team hosts rival Richfield this Friday. Dietrich sits at 3-1, while the Tigers are still seeking that first win.

We hear from superintendent Stefanie Shaw on the efforts to help Perron.

Shaw explained, "the kids need anything they know they can go talk to Traci and she's going to help them through whatever that it their going through. So they just want to be here to support her."

Students, fans and community members in Dietrich filled the gym with a sea of pink in support.

Even many of the opposing fans donned pink clothes.

Before the game started the school honored Perron with some kind words and gifts from the student body and her volleyball team.

In addition to the proceeds from ticket sales going to Perron's medical expenses, the community put together a live auction which they held during timeouts and breaks.

Jalyn Shaw said, "our community is just a tight community and we just love each other, and when someone is going through a hard trial we all pitch in and do whatever we can to kind of ease their burden."

The auction featured cakes, baked goods, movie night baskets and most notably a golden retriever puppy who fetched $300 for the cause.

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