The Cancer Treatment Centers of America and the Jenks Trojans presented Richard Gonzalez with a $3,740.45 check last season. The donation was raised collectively between the Jenks Hoops vs Cancer event and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.Photographed here, from left are Jenks boys basketball head coach Clay Martin, Jenks Basketball Booster Club representative Carrie Morris, Jenks Hoops vs Cancer Scrimmage recipient Richard Gonzalez and Cancer Treatment Center of Tulsa marketing director Eric Magnussen.
LESLIE GREGORY for GTR Newspapers
The annual Trojans vs Cancer basketball scrimmage will be this Sat. Nov 21st at the Jenks High School Frank Herald Gymnasium.
Games begin at 10 a.m. with Edison, Booker T. and Union all on the docket.
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America will be sponsoring the event again this year. Donation recipients will be Truman Hedrick and the family of Eric VanZee. Truman is a 9yr old who attends Jenks South East Elementary and was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in June. He also endured a leg amputation to prevent the cancer from spreading two weeks ago. Eric VanZee is an assitant principal at the high school who lost his wife to cancer in August. He has 3 young daughters. All proceeds from ticket sales and concessions will be donated to the Hedrich and VanZee families.
“Our desire is to get the word out and support these families in any way that we can. We want them to know that they are loved and that there are people that truly care about them. Thanks for your help,” says Michelle Leonard of the Jenks Baksetball Booster Club.