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Lakota West Girls Basketball Team to Host Charity Basketball Game Proceeds to Benefit the Kristin Renneker Memorial Scholarship Fund

Posted on: November 21, 2017

The Lakota West High School Girls Basketball Team will host a charity basketball game on Tuesday, November 21st vs. Springboro at Lakota West High School.  The event, part of the OHSAA Foundation Service week, will raise funds to support The Kristin Renneker Memorial Scholarship held at The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty. 

The Scholarship was established in 1992 after Kristin, a senior, was tragically killed in an automobile accident. Kristin a member of Lakota’s Basketball team loved sports and Lakota. Fittingly, the Scholarship Award was established to help female athletes graduating from Lakota Schools.

Lakota Women’s Basketball Coach Andy Fishman selected the Kristin’s Scholarship Fund to benefit from the proceeds of the event. “When the OHSAA made the Foundation Games available, we immediately thought Kristin’s spirit and scholarship fund were perfect”, said Fishman. The Renneker Scholarships, each currently in the amount of $2000, are made possible by the generosity of the many friends of Kristin Renneker and her family as well as events like our Kristin Renneker Foundation Game.  “It’s important that we maintain Lakota’s Scholarship fund traditions of the past, remind the community of the goodness that lived in Kristin’s heart, and how the Lakota Athletic Boosters and the Rennekers turned her tragic death into yearly blessings for future Lakota Female Athletes”, Fishman continued.

The Charity Basketball games will begin at 4:30PM with the JV2, the JV1 Team will play at approx. 5:30PM and the Varsity Game will be held at approximately 7:00PM. Tickets are $6. For more additional information, including how you can help sponsor the event please contact the Lakota West Athletic Department 513-682-4115 Ext.10408 or The Community Foundation at 513-874-5450.

To support the additional community service project of LWGB, students are admitted free to the game with a gently used or new coat donation for “Kristin’s Coats for Kids”. LWGB will be bringing the coats to Reach Out Lakota Wednesday as well as holiday gift shopping for ROL Adopt a Child for the holidays program.