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Pink Out Boys’ Basketball

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This past Saturday, January 26, Boys basketball took on Bellevue High school in Highlands’ very own and fundraised, Pink Out game. The Bird’s Junior Varsity team, along with Varsity both won.

 

Though Varsity started off slow, allowing the game to be anyone’s, as the minutes began to tick down, the Birds knew what they needed to do. They were able to pick up the pace in the third and fourth quarter, therefore ending the game with an embarrassing lead. The boys ended up demolishing the Tigers with a final score of 68-47.

 

However, this event wasn’t just any ordinary game. Highlands High School, with the sponsorship from the Luke Muller Foundation, raised money in hopes of helping current families who are battling cancer. Students bought Pink Out shirts and wore them to the game in order to further their support

 

Before the game was played, a short clip explained what exactly this foundation is all about. The Luke Muller Golf Outing Organization raises money for cancer research. Luke Muller, a Highlands student, as well as a cancer survivor, was diagnosed at a very young age.

 

Cancers survivors throughout the film quote that he and his organization were with them every step of the way. “They really go above and beyond,” says Brady Walz, a cancer survivor, and Highlands senior.

 

“They have your back, and you are never alone in the fight.”

 

Luke, personally reaches out to families to allow them to feel a part of his. He mentions in the video; how great it feels to have his name be a part of something so special and to “have people’s back no matter what.”

 

McKenzie H., a two- time cancer recipient, and survivor, insist just how much the organization has helped her throughout her fight. “They have really encouraged me over the years to be a part of something greater.”

 

While there may be dark days for the victims, “with the help of the community,” it encourages survivors, like McKenzie to be more involved in the support for others. Her father, Jim, promised the viewers that in, “Northern Kentucky, no one fights alone.”

 

“The love and support that this community has is tremendous,” says Jim.

 

If you would like to donate to Luke’s foundation, visit, www.lmgo.org.

 

Next up for the Boys, they play Anderson High School at 7:30 p.m. this Tuesday, January 29 and then after that, in Frankfort on Friday.

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