‘Jumpers for Jenna’ aids Willmar fifth-grade player fighting brain tumor
The Willmar basketball programs, boosters and area businesses are joining forces to help a Willmar fifth-grade player and her family.
Jenna Reynolds will have surgery to remove a brain tumor on Thursday at the Mayo Clinic. Reynolds was suffering from vision problems at a practice last week and after recurring problems over the weekend, the tumor was found.
To help the family with lodging and meals for a couple weeks in Rochester, the Cardinals and boosters got to work to raise funds.
The varsity girls players created a “Jumpers for Jenna” T-shirt design and the shirts were donated free by Hansen Advertising. They will be sold for $20, with proceeds going to the Reynolds family.
Area businesses also are sponsoring a Jumpers for Jenna fundraiser during the Cardinals girls’ Section 5AAA semifinals game against Zimmerman at 6 p.m. today in Buffalo.
Businesses such as Marcus Construction, Lange Ag Systems and CDS Accounting will each donate $50 for each made basket.
The program and boosters are seeking more businesses to get involved.
Contact Willmar girls head coach Dustin Carlson at (320) 220-0609, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Caring Bridge page for Jenna has been set up at www.caringbridge.org.