UW-L football players dance to raise money for cancer research

Published On: Apr 21 2013 06:04:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 22 2013 06:45:13 AM CDT
LA CROSSE, Wis. -

The UW-La Crosse football team exchanged their helmets and pad, for dance shoes and costumes this weekend.

The players teamed up with UW-La Crosse dance team members to put on a show for the Rob Wagner Cancer Benefit.

The show started seven years ago to raise money for a UW-L football player who was battling cancer.

Years later, the show is still going and now the money is donated to the American Cancer Society.

Rob Wagner, the football player who the event was started for said it's incredible to see how much it has grown.

"What's amazing is I honestly don't know many of the football players nor the dancers that were in the show tonight. Each year, it's always rewarding to get a phone call from one of the dance team or football players to say they're doing the show again. It's a truly a tribute to the amazing student body here at UW-La Crosse," said Rob Wagner, the founder of the show.

Wagner said about 1,000 people attended the show

He expects the event to pull in more than $2,000 for the American Cancer Society.