“Team Haske United” is the theme for the July 27th fundraiser at Charlevoix High School to benefit Keith Haske, the former Charlevoix coach and current St. Francis basketball coach, who is battling throat cancer.
Keith, 56 years old, was diagnosed with throat cancer last May. It came as a surprise to those who know the coach, a non-smoker. Keith opted for proton therapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston because it is considered one of the leading treatment centers for throat cancer. He has been undergoing treatment there for the last month.
Those who played and coached for Haske are invited to participate in the basketball fundraiser, set for 1 p.m. the Sunday after the city’s popular Venetian Festival. “We’re all uniting for one man,” event coordinator Liz Shaw said. “Keith’s been such a positive influence on so many people in northern Michigan. There’s been a tremendous outpouring of support from people who want to give back, who want to help in any way.” All proceeds will help with medical bills and expenses.
Source : http://www.record-eagle.com/sports/x1927834032/Fundraiser-set-for-Traverse-City-St-Francis-basketball-coach