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Lights on Canton gets $5,000 donation from Canton Youth Soccer

The public hearing about the installation of lights around Canton High's field has been extended to Nov. 16.

Lights on Canton has received a $5,000 donation from Canton Youth Soccer toward permanent lights for the sports complex at the high school.

Lights On Canton, a subcommittee of the Canton Booster Club working to raise $250,000 to install permanent lights at the turf field and track and field complex at Canton High, has received their first major donation. Canton Youth Soccer has donated $5,000 to the committee.

In November, the Canton Planning and Zoning Commission approved permanent lights to be installed at the facility. Four 80-foot poles will provide the lights.

The permit approved by the P&Z will will allow up to 25 games a year with the lights being turned off by 10:30 p.m. on weeknights and 11 p.m. on Saturday. No Sunday events with lights will be permitted.

Official fundraising events begin January. The committee’s first fundraising event will be the Harlem Wizards basketball team facing off against an All-Star team of Canton Public School teachers on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. at the high school.

Teachers will come from all four of Canton’s schools. Fans should be ready to experience a magical display of tricks, coordinated ball handling, fancy passing and aerodynamic athleticism combined with high-energy comedy and audience interaction.

Tickets can be purchased before the game for $18 (adults) and $15 (children) with reserved seating available for $25. Premium courtside seats are $40 that includes a private meet and greet with the Wizards, a snack and Wizards team poster. Courtside Plus tickets are only available online from the Wizards at

Tickets are available from the Wizards’ website or at the Mandell JCC Valley Sports and Community Center in Canton through January 9. Tickets can also be purchased at the game for $20 each.

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