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My Shooting For A Cure for ALS Fundraising Page

St Thomas Athletic Director

St Thomas Athletic Director


“Shooting for a Cure” 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 affected by this horrific disease.

This year’s 3rd Annual ALS Awareness/Fundraising night is being hosted by the Crystal Lake Central Girls Basketball Program on Saturday, February 1, 2020 starting at 1:30pm at Crystal Lake Central High School vs Hampshire. It is an afternoon to bring the area basketball teams and community together to be ONE in working together to make a difference.

Other ALS Events:

St. Thomas the Apostle ALS AWARENESS NIGHT
Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
St. Thomas the Apostle vs Montini
Basketball games times
5th Grade 6:00pm
6th Grade 7:00pm
8th Grade 8:00pm
The St. Thomas Athletic Association will be hosting a bake sale to benefit ALS. All admission to the girls’ basketball game will go directly to ALS-

Learn more about Team Gleason at

Miami of Ohio Women Basketball Game “Shooting for Cure Game”- Vannessa Garrelts College Team
Saturday, February 8th, 2020
1:00 pm Central Time
Televised on ESPN+

“Shooting for the Cure” Free Throw Fundraiser- ALL are welcome to Shoot Free Throws! Saturday, February 15th, 2020
Free Throw Shooting 8AM-Noon at McHenry County College Gym
8900 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, Il 60098

Sports can make such a great difference and have an impact on people’s lives in so many ways, especially those who have been faced with struggles 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 have in bringing communities together can help solve social issues by working and bonding together in a truly unique and impactful arena.

To learn more about ALS and what it does to the body, visit:

Ways to Participate
Attend STS ALS Awareness night
Purchase an ALS Shirt
Support area schools who are participating in the Shooting for a Cure Free Throw Fundraiser-
Participate in Free Throw Shooting Fundraiser

Together we CAN make a DIFFERENCE ~ Together FAITHFULS FIGHT ALS!

Please help me support Team Gleason by making a contribution to my fundraiser and sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar I raise will advance Team Gleason's great cause! Additionally, you can ask me how you can get involved too.

Together, we can make a difference!


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