Our annual Cancer Awareness game will be Tuesday, January 5th when we take on the Rogers Royals. The 9th grade and JV teams will play at 5:45 p.m. with the varsity to follow at 7:15 p.m. For the 6th consecutive year, our fundraising efforts for cancer awareness will again stay local. This year we are raising money for the family of Tucker Helstrom. Tucker’s dad, Judd, is a physical education teacher at Fieldstone Elementary.
Tucker Judd Helstrom is a 9-year old boy who loves hockey, baseball, hunting and playing with friends. He was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma that metastasized to his lungs in November 2015. He will be in-patient 50% of the next 3 months at the University of MN Children’s Masonic hospital for chemotherapy, then will have surgery to remove the part of his femur bone that is cancerous; followed by 5-7 months more of in-patient chemotherapy and surgery to remove the cancerous parts of his lungs. Throughout his diagnosis and the significant physical pain he has endured due to his cancer, he has been incredibly brave and has remained a committed sports fan, watching every game he possibly can from the TV in his hospital room. We are hopeful that following the next 10 months of chemotherapy and surgery, Tucker will resume playing hockey and baseball himself, and be able to return to school next year full-time. Tucker says he is honored to be selected as the beneficiary of this year’s 2016 Coaches vs. Cancer event and has told nearly everyone that enters his hospital room about it, while showing off the design of his “Team Tucker Go” t-shirts. His family says, “thank you so much for giving him something to look forward to!”
We are currently looking for donations for the raffle drawings to be done at the game on January 5th. Prizes to be raffled off and/or cash donations are welcome!
Thank you for your support in raising awareness for childhood cancer and more specifically, support of Tucker! Hope to see you at the game in January as we rally around an STMA teacher and his family!
Any additional questions please email Steph Lahr at: email@example.com or
Jay Baldwin at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-596-0279
Great and Simple Fundraiser! Space Aliens will donate 20% of all sales (must present flyer) on Sundays from November through March!
The mission of the STMA Girls Basketball Club (STMA GBC) is to provide the girls in our communities the opportunity to develop, learn, and enjoy the game of basketball at a competitive level. Our goal is at all levels, to provide an environment that encourages good sportsmanship, in a fun, healthy, and competitive playing environment, that allows players to grow not only as basketball players, but also as people. This will be accomplished through not only a focus on teaching skill development and the understanding of the game of basketball, but also through promoting hard work, dedication, and good sportsmanship.
The Philosophy of the STMA GBC embodies a basketball structure of teaching, developing, competing and striving to win for all student athletes. Success is more about just wins and losses, it’s about building life values and character. These qualities include honesty, loyalty, courage, respect, and unselfishness. STMA GBC actively promotes and supports girls’ basketball through four key principles; 1) Respect, 2) Work Hard, 3) Have Fun, and 4) No “I” in Team. These elements provide the foundation for our Mission and Philosophy, applicable at all competitive levels, without exception.
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