The Brick Policemen's Benevolent Association's annual Helping Hands benefit basketball game will help a local family ease the financial burden as their 12-year-old son fights cancer.
The annual game, to be held March 28 this year, raises funds for a local family in need. Each year, Brick police officers square off in a friendly game of hoops against members of the Brick Township High School football team. The event normally draws a large crowd.
This year, the money raised at the game will benefit the family of Wyatt Kubar, 12, a local boy who is fighting a rare, aggressive bone cancer known as Ewing's Sarcoma.
Wyatt has been undergoing treatment, including chemotherapy, at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, for the past seven months, his family says, and is now facing orthopedic surgery for removal of a tumor. The surgery involves removing Wyatt's arm bone and replacing it with a prosthetic arm and elbow.
Wyatt's mother, Holly, is facing the daunting task of caring for him while also continuing to care for her other two sons as a single mother. Wyatt's care has produced a good deal of debt, prompting the PBA to want to give a helping hand.
The basketball game will be held at Brick Township High School's east gym at 7:30 p.m. March 28. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door for $3 each, per adult, or $2 each, per student.
The PBA has also encouraged local residents to donate to the cause in any way possible. Checks can be sent to PBA Local 230, C/O Richard Nelson Jr., P.O. Box 1067, Brick, N.J. 08723.
For more information, contact Officer Richard Nelson Jr. or Officer Robert Scelfo at 732-262-1122, or Detective Greg Mullarkey at 732-262-1122.