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Sideline Cancer Basketball Clinic

A Basketball Clinic was held Saturday in Blair County teaching kids life-long skills while also fighting to end Pancreatic Cancer. Here’s why the organization that hosted it will be getting National Attention this Summer.

Over sixty kids gathered at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School — for the Sideline Cancer Basketball Clinic — aiming to raise awareness for Pancreatic Cancer while giving back to their community. Saturday morning, dozens of kids learned the game of Basketball while playing for a bigger purpose.

Sydney Lear, a Sideline Cancer Basketball Clinic Participant saying: “It’s fun to be playing for a bigger cause – something bigger than basketball – and working with the Sideline Cancer teams.”

It was for the Sideline Cancer Day Basketball Clinic hosted by “The Griffith Foundation” aiming to push Pancreatic Cancer to the sidelines. Billy Clapper, General Manager of Sideline Cancer saying: “We want to put in the hearts of young people that they can make a difference.”

Participants got to learn from some of the best in the business. Maurice Creek, a Professional Basketball Player saying: “It’s everything that I could dream of. Giving back to kids. I was always somebody that wanted to give back. I had the chance to do that today, and I feel great about it.” Charlie Parker, another Professional Basketball Player saying: “You can believe that you can do anything, and that you can get better. — It means to much based on what the cause is about, but it’s now truly become a family.”

These kids will see their Coaches on the big screen this Summer in the Annual “TBT” Tournament broadcasted on ESPN, competing for a $1 Million Winner-Take-All Prize.

Teaching kids to “Believe Always” in yourself and an end to Cancer. For more information on Sideline Cancer along with the upcoming Tournament in July, visit

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