Episode three of Positively 59 is all about the Summers County High School boys varsity basketball team. This season, they are not only playing for a chance to win a championship but also to help those that suffer from cancer.
In the month of January, the Summers County high school boys basketball team raised money for the American Cancer Society. The Bobcat media class went to head coach Robert Bowling with the idea of the three-point challenge. He could not say no. Community members teamed up with the team to pledge money for every triple the team makes in their home games in January.
Coach Bowling said this cause is extra special to him since his mother is a cancer survivor.
“Without question, every person in this school… in this county… in the state has been effected by cancer at some level,” Bowling said.
Senior shooting guard Samuel Wykle said they had fun this season raising money for a good cause. He said they never thought about the money during the games and did not realize how much they raised.
“I know we shot a bunch of three pointers, but I didn’t realize that it came anywhere close to 400,” Wykle said. “We are going to keep shooting them keep raising.
The Bobcats were able to raise $363 for the American Cancer Society.