“Shooting for a Cure for ALS~Because it Matters!” Was originated in 2018 by Marian Central Girls basketball program wanting to make a difference not only for one of their own players Vannessa Garrelts father, Steve Garrelts, who was diagnosed with ALS in April 2014 but for others in their community who also have been effected by this horrific disease.
Sports can make such a great difference and impact in people’s lives in so many ways, especially those who have been faced with struggle and/or unfortunate life situations. These athletes are choosing to have their skills and love for the game help to make a difference. The power and beauty that sports hold to bring communities together and help solve social issues, work together, bond together is truly unique and impactful.
This year we are teaming up with TEAM GLEASON to help raise money and provide direct support to individuals and families living with ALS. Team Gleason aims to empower individuals living with ALS by providing the innovative technology, equipment, care services, and adventures needed to continue living purposeful and productive lives. 100% of the money we raise will directly benefit those battling ALS. Learn more about Team Gleason at teamgleason.org
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To learn more about ALS and what it does to the body, visit: als.net/what-is-als