February 9, 2024

Homer-Center and United HS Raise $2,400 for Kristie Voyda, Boys & Girls Exchange Trophies, Max Voyda Dominates!

A remarkable story unfolded on the basketball courts of Homer-Center and United High Schools in Pennsylvania. For the second consecutive year, these schools came together not just for a game, but for a cause greater than themselves: Sideline Cancer. Last year’s inaugural event set the stage, with the Homer-Center Girls and United Boys emerging victorious, rallying behind Keith Steiner, a custodian at United HS battling pancreatic cancer. The unity and camaraderie displayed on and off the court were truly inspiring.

This year, the narrative took a new turn as the Sideline Cancer Games resumed. The atmosphere crackled with anticipation as players, coaches, and supporters gathered to witness the clash of titans. On the court, the United Girls Basketball Team, led by the formidable Mollee Fry, showcased their skill and determination, securing a resounding 54-29 victory over Homer-Center. Their triumph spoke not only of athletic prowess but also of compassion and solidarity, as they played for a cause dear to their hearts.

Meanwhile, on the boys’ side, Homer-Center sought redemption from last year’s defeat. Led by the talented Max Voyda, they faced off against United with a fierce determination. Max’s performance was nothing short of spectacular, as he poured in 17 points to lead his team to victory. But Max’s victory held a deeper significance; he was playing not just for his team but for his mother, Kristie Voyda, who is currently battling breast cancer. As the final buzzer sounded, the emotions ran high, for Max’s triumph on the court symbolized hope and resilience in the face of adversity.

As the dust settled and the crowd dispersed, the true impact of the Sideline Cancer Games became apparent. While the wins and losses were significant, it was the spirit of community and generosity that shone brightest. This year’s game raised an astounding $2,400 for Kristie Voyda through the Sideline Cancer Patient Assistance Program. This substantial contribution will provide much-needed support to Kristie and others like her, offering hope and comfort in their darkest moments.

The Sideline Cancer Games between Homer-Center and United High Schools serve as a powerful reminder of the transformative power of sports. Beyond the cheers and celebrations, these games are a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the capacity for kindness and compassion. As the legacy of these games continues to grow, so too does the impact they have on individuals and families battling cancer. In the end, it’s not about the scoreline but the lives touched and the bonds forged in the pursuit of a common goal—together, we can make a difference.

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