A special guest contributor wrote this post about the Central Montcalm High School Basketball Orange Out Game. This game raised money for Type 1 Diabetes. Many students, past and present have battled this disease as they walk the halls of this school.
“The effort that our community put into this event was amazing. From friends, and family members, to everyone who came to support us at the game, it was overwhelming,” said Libby, freshman varsity basketball player for the Central Montcalm Hornets. Libby was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes several years ago, but does not let it keep her from playing the sport she loves most. Chase, junior at CMHS and a varsity basketball player, also fights diabetes.
Friday night the Hornets hosted the Orange Out Game, and event made to raise money for JDRF, which is a major charitable organization dedicated to funding Type 1 Diabetes research. This isn’t the first Orange Out Game hosted by the Hornets, and it certainly won’t be the last as spectators poured through the doors dressed in orange, ready to support their team and the fight against Type 1 diabetes.
Each year the crowd gets larger, as well as the donations made and the money earned for research. Denise, mother of Libby, thoroughly enjoyed putting together this event. “It’s for a great cause, this is near and dear to my heart, and it was an emotional game for myself because of Libby. We couldn’t have made this happen without the help of our family and friends and the overwhelming generosity of our community. This isn’t just for Libby, but for all of the diabetics who are looking for a cure.”
Writer Bio: This article was written by Rylee Davis, a 2015 graduate of Central Montcalm High School. She is currently attending Montcalm Community College and preparing to transfer to a larger University to get her bachelors in Business and Communications