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Bringing Down the Thunder on Cancer

Thunder Ridge Boys Basketball Fundraiser set for Jan. 25

Published online: Jan 15, 2019 Articles, Events
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PRESS RELEASE

The Thunder Ridge High School Boys Basketball Program is pleased to present PINK NIGHT, a community cancer awareness and fundraiser, on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. during its varsity home basketball game. An evening-long silent auction, on-site information booth and special half-time presentation will honor local pediatric cancer patients and raise funds for patient support both locally and at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. 

“Making a difference in the community is one of the most important lessons I always hope to teach my players,” said Lee Toldson, head coach and program director for Thunder Ridge Boys Basketball. “We are all affected by cancer in some way. Reaching out with any kind of support helps fuel those who are courageously fighting.”

“We are excited to support the Thunder Ridge Boys Basketball program as it hosts its first annual PINK NIGHT,” said Douglas McLaren, principal of Thunder Ridge High School in Ammon. “It is an honor to live in such a unified community that is so willing to come together to help those in need.”

The first annual PINK NIGHT honors Lola Thompson, a sweet, local three-year-old who loves dolls and dancing. The youngest of six children, Lola was diagnosed with a brain tumor last February. She is currently under treatment at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. On behalf of Lola and the countless children who undergo invasive and painful procedures during a time of uncertainty and fear, the fundraiser will help support a remodel of a prominent play area at Primary Children’s to meet the varying mobility and special needs of its precious patients.

PINK NIGHT’s sponsorship by Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) will provide complimentary PINK NIGHT T-shirts for all attendees to show unified community support with a “sea of pink” in the gymnasium. The fundraiser will also provide local patient and family support with meals and other temporary care while receiving treatment at EIRMC’s Cancer Center.

The Jan. 25, 2019, boys basketball game will be between the Thunder Ridge Titans and Bonneville Bees. Freshman and Junior Varsity games begin at 6 p.m. with Varsity to follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.

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