The Elkhorn Girls Basketball Youth and High School program will be in attendance at the Cancer Assault Challenge held at Lutherdale on May 15 for the 12:30pm run.
They want to honor two people that have been diagnosed with cancer recently that are part of our basketball community.
Rachel DeVries is an 8th grade Student-athlete that was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer December of 2015. She was treated with surgery and radiation at that time and closely monitored. Cancer cells were spotted on a recent test. Rachel is a fighter who does not take no for an answer, is full of life, has a strong sense of who she is, and will battle this diagnosis head on. We will run in honor of Rachel.
Coach Todd Frohwirth was introduced to our High School Basketball program in August of 2015. He is the Head Coach of our Varsity Girls team. Todd is a highly qualified and successful coach, taking many of his teams to the State finals in Wisconsin. We were so thrilled he agreed to be part of Elkhorn Girls Basketball’s rebuilding process. Todd also was a professional baseball player for 9 years, playing for the Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox and California Angels.
He made quite a impression on our Varsity Girls this year. They grew tremendously as young ladies and athletes. We were saddened by the news of his diagnosis of bladder cancer at the end of the season. Todd is in the care of his wife and physicians and is doing well. His battle is not over, but he is fighting it head on. We run in honor of Todd.
We are so very proud of these two people and honor them with this run. Keep fighting Rachel and Fro. We will love you well!