King's and Wilkes basketball teams join forces to fight cancer


    WILKES-BARRE (WOLF) -- Cross-town rivals King’s College and Wilkes University are coming together to fight cancer.

    Both schools’ girls’ basketball teams and King’s College’s boys’ team hosted a free Play4Kay basketball clinic for kids from kindergarten through 8th grade.

    The clinic was free, but people were encouraged to make donations to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

    And Saturday, the boys’ and girls’ teams from both schools will play each other in a doubleheader.

    “Cancer affects a lot of people and its important to donate any time, resources, money that we can to this cause and that’s why we’re holding this free clinic. And donations are accepted and its honestly just for the kids to have a good time and to be able to get as many donations as possible,” Rebecca Prociak, a junior at King’s College, said.

    “Its great that we’re able to work with King’s who sometimes we’re rivals on the floor, but being off the floor and being able to do stuff is a great experience. Having the kids come out and sharing just the love of the sport is also a great feeling,” Gianna Roberts, a junior at Wilkes University, said.

    The first game kicks off tomorrow at 1 o’clock at the Marts Center on Wilkes’ campus.

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