Park basketball: Wolfpack dribble down diabetesDuring the month of February, Park High School’s boys and girls basketball programs raised money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
By: Patrick Johnson, sports editor, South Washington County Bulletin
During the month of February, Park High School’s boys and girls basketball programs raised money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The students sold JDRF shoes and T-shirts at school and home games, while also participating in a free throw-a-thon. Together, the teams donated just over $4,000 to the cause. All proceeds go to JDRF to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
The girls program, which celebrated their efforts on Feb. 12 with Crunch the Minnesota Timberwolves mascot, raised a total over $2,600. The boys program garnered over $1,400. The leading free throw completion percentage was earned by Larissa Lurken with 92 percent, and the individual raising the most money for this year was Annie Diamond with a total of $250.
This marked the second year the Park basketball programs have participated in raising funds for JDRF. To date Park has raised over $8,400. In addition, this group of sophomores, along with their teammates, friends, and families, have raised over $3,000 before joining the PHS programs, bringing the grand total to well over $11,000.