Just as the Elco girls basketball program and surrounding community did on Friday night to support one of its own that is battling cancer, the New Covenant Christian boys and girls basketball team stepped up big for one of its own.
Friday, New Covenant held its 7th annual Flames Box Out Cancer as part of a boys-girls doubleheader against Christian School of York. All funds raised from the event will go to Kati Swisher, mother of former soccer and basketball player Beckey Swisher. Kati is battling a rare form of aggressive cancer and needs specialized treatment. All proceeds from admissions, concession and sales of the official Flames Box Out CancerT-shirt will be donated to the Swisher family for Kati’s treatment.
"This is what Flame Nation is all about," New Covenant athletic director Justyn Shepler said. "Thank you to everyone who purchased a shirt, bought a hot dog, and paid for admission. Your dollars will go to this great family to help get a great wife and mom the treatment she needs to Box Out Cancer! Kati our prayers are with you and your family! anyone who would like to make a donation to Katie Swisher contact Justyn Shepler at firstname.lastname@example.org or donate to the families GoFund me at https://gofund.me/ab764bc7."
This article originally appeared on Lebanon Daily News: New Covenant dedicates Box Out Cancer event to mother of former player