Over 90 kids from central Montana played for the cure on January 18, 2009 in Belt’s 1st Annual Play for the Cure basketball tourney. The girls in grades 3rd through 8th competed in up to four basketball games each hoping to win their division. Kelley McCafferty, a winner from the 7th/8th grade division, said “It was great playing for a good cause.” Her fellow teammate Maggie Croff stated, “It was fun to play basketball but it was even more fun to participate in something benefiting other people.” Belt DECA raised over $1,000 for the Montana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
It was a cause close to home for Taylor Cummings as breast cancer took the life of one of her grandmas and another is a breast cancer survivor. As one of the tournament coordinators she stated, “It was something that took a lot of work, but it was worth the time and effort.”
Emily Bumgarner and Taylor Cummings, organizers of the basketball tournament, presented Wendy Nicolai, Komen Montana Executive Director, with a check for $1,101.28.