LOGAN — With aim of raising money for the continued medical treatment of Nick Knox, a basketball tournament will be held Aug. 21, 22 and 23 at the gym at the old East Logan High School. Nick Knox was diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) April 28, 2015.
Since his diagnosis, Nick has received weekly chemotherapy treatments as well as monthly bone marrow checks and blood transfusions. For the next three years, Nick will continue chemotherapy treatments.
Nick’s mother, Lovarsha Knox, former Logan High School basketball standout, stated, “Nick is 10 years old, and he is in 4th grade at Holden Elementary. He is a very athletic boy. He plays basketball and all stars basketball.”
On June 7, The Logan Banner reported about the first fundraising game held for Nick Knox. The first round of men’s and women’s games reportedly raised around $1,300 which was donated directly to the Knox family to allay the myriad of costs associated with fighting cancer.
Teams of 10 people are currently being formed for the second tournament which will feature both men’s and women’s games. Players are currently being sought for both games and space for players is becoming limited. Anyone interested in joining a team to play in the fundraising game for Nick Knox can contact Lovarsha Knox through Facebook or Anitra Ellis at 304-687-4553. The cost for each player will be $35 and tickets to see the games will cost $5.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]