Amherst High School football players Chris Zblewski, left, and Jon Konkol join teacher Kathleen Nicholson in her fourth-grade classroom in the Tomorrow River School District on Wednesday. The trio are working to support Daffodil Days in Portage County.
Jon Konkol and Chris Zblewski have each felt the effect of cancer in their lives.
Both seniors at Amherst High School who helped the football team win the WIAA Division 5 state championship this past fall, Zblewski and Konkol each have had a grandfather and an aunt who have battled the disease. As juniors, they also were teammates of Willie Doll, whose father Phil died from the disease in 2010.
"My family comes out for the Relay for Life when we have it at the track, and the football team also wears pink in October," said Konkol, referencing Breast Cancer Awareness Month. ...