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Our varsity Boys Basketball team along with our school booster club organized and ran along with our athletic department a wonderful fundraiser for two of our high school students here at Rondout Valley High School who were both sophomores one male and one female. They both suffer from very rare forms of cancer which have put a tremendous strain on both of their families due to high medical costs associated with their treatments. Our boys basketball team and our booster club came together to create a "Box Out $ Cancer Benefit Game" in which all door proceeds as well as donated food and other raffle items were all given to the families after being counted and split evenly. The evening was a huge success, first we completely sold out as the event was standing room only for the first time in a long time in our gymnasium. Secondly we raised over 7000 dollars which was then split and each family received over 3500 dollars from the event. Our entire community and school came out to support a great cause and showed just how much a close knit community can do along with great student athlete involvement.