Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Sad news, but tournament will go on

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Twelve-year-old Andy Niebler has passed away, but the charity basketball tournament will still go on. From Waukesha Patch:

Waukesha 12-year-old Andy Niebler passed away this morning, surrounded by his family, after taking a turn for the worse this past weekend.

“We were all with him and will continue to love him forever,” Andy’s family wrote in his CaringBridge journal. “It has been very difficult and we will continue to lean heavily on family and friends for their love and support to help us get through.”

Over the weekend, doctors determined there was nothing more that could be done to help Andy fight aggressive central nervous system tumors. Andy’s fight started a little more than a year ago.

Despite the battle against the brain cancer, he was recently described by friends as being a fun-loving kid with a high morale.

Maria Tiegs sent out the following e-mail to supporters of the fundraising basketball tournament on Facebook:

People have asked….YES, the 3on3forNiebs is still happening! We are going to use this event as a celebration of Andy’s life and to show the Niebler family just how many people are supporting them, love them, and are behind them every step of the way.

So, please continue to tell your friends and neighbors alike. We are no longer accepting basketball entries, but still need refs, attendees, silent auction items and monetary donations. Thank you to everyone who has helped so far in getting this event off the ground…we are not done yet.

Andy’s family still needs help with the medical expenses. The charity tournament is on August 7th.

Jon Tiegs posted on Facebook:

So, please continue to tell your friends and neighbors alike. We are no longer accepting basketball entries, but still need refs, attendees, silent auction items and monetary donations. Thank you to everyone who has helped so far in getting this event off the ground…we are not done yet.

There were 79 teams registered for the tournament as of July 20th, so it should be a good tournament. If you’re interested in attending, admission is only $2. There is a silent auction, a 50-50 raffle, a free-throw contest, a three-point shooting contest, clowns, face painting, and a really good cause.

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