LOGAN — A fundraising charity basketball game will be staged with the aim of helping Nick Knox, 10, of Logan County, and his family. Nick Knox was diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) April 28.
Nick’s mother Lovarsha Knox, former Logan High School (LHS) 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.”
Since his diagnosis, Nick has been receiving weekly chemotherapy treatments as well as monthly bone marrow checks and blood transfusions. For the next three years, Nick will continue chemotherapy treatments.
With the aim of helping the family to pay for medical, travel and the many and various other expenses associated with fighting cancer, a fundraising basketball game has been scheduled for June 26 at 5 p.m. at the Willie Akers Arena.
Former LHS girl’s basketball players Lovarsha Knox, Anitra Ellis, Jenna Kimbler Katie, Kelsey Kirk Mackenzie White, Hannah Tothe and Kyra Cline and former Tug Valley High School player Tabitha Hensley are signed up to play. Organizers are looking for a total of 20 women to play at the charity event.
Anyone who wishes to sign up to play in the game should contact Anitra Marie Ellis through Facebook. Tickets to play in the game are $25 and tickets to see the game are $5 with all proceeds going to the Knox family.