McCann School of Business & Technology Hazleton and Pottsville Campuses are teaming up with T102 Radio to host a teen event called "A Battle for the Battle" on Dec. 9 from 6-10 p.m., at Citizens Fire Company in Mahanoy City. The event, for high school students in grades 9-12, will consist of a Battle of the Bands, as well as a Last Man Dancing Contest. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Carbon-Tamaqua, Hazleton, and Schuylkill Chapters of the American Cancer Society.

"This is the second year for this event which was attended by over 300 high school students from area high schools and raised $2,200 for the American Cancer Society. In addition, the event provides an opportunity for students to not only hear great music from up and coming talent, but also have a great time dancing and making new friends from area schools." remarked Lori Kane, Community Relations Specialist for the Hazleton and Pottsville Campus of McCann School of Business & Technology.

The Battle of the Bands grand prize includes a recording session worth $500. The number of songs performed will be determined by the number of pre-registered acts. There will also be a Teen Choice Award. Winners of the Grand Prize and the Teen Choice Award will be given the opportunity to perform at Penn's Peak during the live television broadcast of the American Cancer Society's Telethon in April.

All attendees receive a chance to win an iPad2 with their entry fee. Students will have the opportunity to earn additional chances by posting the event on personal Facebook pages (you must friend Lori Kane to ensure it has been posted). You will also receive an additional chance if you RSVP your attendance to lori.kane@mccann.edu.

"This event will provide an outlet for kids to share their talent and have a good time, but it will also enable county youth to do their part to raise money for a cause that affects so many people." remarks Kane. "We extend this invitation to not only teens that want to perform in the Battle of the Bands or dance contest, but also to those that want to contribute by attending.

For more information, contact Lori Kane, Community Relations, at her email address or by calling (570) 622-7622 . Registration forms may also be downloaded at Facebook.com/HazletonMcCann or Facebook.com/PottsvilleMcCann.