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July 24, 2023

Sideline Cancer’s 9th Grade Girls AAU Team Advance to Select 40 National Championship

In the world of basketball, triumphs are not just measured by points on the scoreboard; they are also defined by the impact a team can make off the court. For Sideline Cancer’s Head Coach, Charlie Parker, the journey to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer goes beyond the professional games. Recently, Coach Parker demonstrated his commitment to the cause by leading his 9th Grade Girls AAU Team to the Final Four and Championship at the prestigious Select 40 National Championship at Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim, PA.

While gearing up for a high-stakes game to be aired on ESPN, Coach Parker made a special trip from Wheeling, WV, to guide and inspire his younger squad. The Sideline Cancer AAU Program has always been more than just a basketball program – it’s a platform to spread awareness about pancreatic cancer, a disease that affects countless lives each year.

The Select 40 National Championship stands as the largest grassroots national circuit for girls in the country, providing a stage for emerging talents to showcase their skills. Against fierce competition, Sideline Cancer’s 9th Grade Girls exhibited determination, teamwork, and sportsmanship, securing a commendable 2nd place finish.

But beyond the victories on the court, the Sideline Cancer team forged connections and shared the message of hope. During their journey, they met incredible warriors like Kellene Pepple and her mother, encountered during the “Run 4 The Roses” Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky. These encounters serve as powerful reminders of the real-world impact that sports, and organizations like Sideline Cancer, can have.

Sideline Cancer’s AAU Program has had an outstanding season, surpassing expectations, especially with the remarkable performance of the 9th Grade Girls Team. As they tirelessly strive for excellence on the court, the team continues to rally support for pancreatic cancer awareness, fostering a community of strength, resilience, and unity.

As we celebrate the achievements of Sideline Cancer’s 9th Grade Girls AAU Team, let’s not forget the deeper purpose that propels them forward – a commitment to making a difference in the lives of those affected by pancreatic cancer. Through their victories, both big and small, Sideline Cancer exemplifies the true spirit of sportsmanship, using the game of basketball as a platform to spread awareness and inspire hope in the face of adversity.

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