For Release 6 a.m. CSt, February 21, 2014
Kaneland Basketball Holds Event to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project
The Inaugural Day and Knight of Basketball held February 15, 2014
On February 15, 2014, nearly 1000 basketball players and fans filled the gym @ KHS as Kaneland Boys Basketball held its Inaugural Day and Knight of Basketball to benefit Wounded Warrior Project. Varsity/sophomore basketball programs from Hillcrest, North Chicago, St. Charles North, Peoria Richwoods and Larkin (Elgin) joined the Knights in thrilling the crowd with galactic three-pointers, stifling defense and thundering slam-dunks.
Most important… the event celebrated our nation’s veterans as proceeds went to Wounded Warrior Project to honor and empower wounded veterans (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).
Kaneland Varsity Head Coach Brian
Johnson had this to share, “It was a really special event. In addition to great basketball action and
bringing the community together, we celebrated veterans and recognized those
who serve. This is an important lesson
to reinforce with the players, parents and fans. Thanks to the volunteers and sponsors that
made it happen!”
More than 100 sponsors, businesses
and individuals, made the event possible.
Net contributions of more than $6000.00 dollars will go to Wounded Warrior Project. And the event website will remain open and accept donations - https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/individual-fundraising/hoopsforheroes.
Next year’s event will be held in February of 2015. We hope to see you there!