SHARONVILLE, Ohio -- It’s been nearly half a decade since former high school basketball players have teamed to help fight pediatric brain cancer in the Tri-State.
Next week, they’ll be at it again, contributing more this year than ever.
“For this being the fifth year for us to team up with Princeton is very special,” said Jonathan Boyle, co-founder of the iWill Awareness Foundation. “We’re actually going to debut the William R. Cox Scholarship.”
On Dec. 12, the Princeton Vikings will face off against Lakota West at the foundation’s fifth annual basketball game.
Games start at 4 p.m., with the varsity teams playing at 7:30 p.m.
“Proceeds from the game, ticket sales and apparel will go to the annual cause, pediatric brain cancer,” Boyle said.
The iWill Awareness Foundation was formed by two friends, Boyle and Justin Goodall, in memory of their best friend, William Cox, who passed away from pediatric brain cancer in 2013.
In five years, the foundation has raised more than $15,000 for research.
Since Cox never got to go college, the motivation behind the scholarship is to help another student with the experience.