WARREN, Pa. – The Warren girls basketball team is honoring the memory of one of its player’s father by raising funds and awareness for ALS during the home game against Oil City on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024.
Senior player Caitlin Barney’s father, Ed, was diagnosed with ALS in 2013 at the age of 43. He passed away 26 months later, on Oct. 30, 2015, when Caitlin was eight.
The Lady Dragons, in Ed’s memory, are raising money to donate to LiveLikeLou, a Pittsburgh-based ALS foundation the Barney family has supported.
“Supporting families affected by ALS, funding ALS research to find treatments or cures for Lou Gehrig’s disease, and honoring Lou Gehrig’s legacy,” the Foundation said about itself on its website. “Our mission is to create and connect communities to stimulate emerging ALS research and uniquely support families affected by Lou Gehrig’s disease.”
Awareness ribbons and basket raffles will be available during the game on Feb. 5, and both teams have agreed to wear special ALS t-shirts during their pre-game warmups.
Additionally, any family affected by ALS is invited to bring a photo of the affected person as part of the awareness campaign.
Tipoff for the JV game is scheduled for 6 p.m., with varsity to follow.