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Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
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Alysta King

Head boys basketball coach Jason Carrier, Head girls basketball coach Lisa Myran-Schutte, assistant girls basketball coach Ethan Scheck and assistant boys basketball coach Dale Moga.

In mid-February, the Houston Basketball Teams organized and completed a fundraiser (Coaches v. Cancer) for Alysta King, a Houston Elementary 4th grade student who was diagnosed with Burkitts Lymphoma last October. Since the diagnosis, King has been undergoing treatment at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis. The family hopes this last round of treatments and stay at Gundersen Health Systems will be the final one so Alysta can come home, for good, in late May or early June.

The Coaches v. Cancer (Alysta King Benefit) was very successful. The coaches, players, parents, and community all helped out with the activities which included; a bake sale, halftime shootout, paper airplane toss, 50/50 raffle, game ball auction, and a free-throw-a-thon. With everyone’s hard work, the basketball teams were able to raise more than $9,000 for the family to help off-set expenses accrued during this time. The basketball coaching staffs stated, “There is nothing better than teaching life lessons and helping others out. We would rather lose every game and know that our players became better people and learned life-long lessons and values, and we knew we were successful as soon as we saw the great smile on Alysta’s face when she received not only the check, but also the other gifts from our teams.”

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