30 years coaching experience/Worked Camps/Clinics on 5 Continents

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

From Silver Creek's Head Boys' Basketball Coach: Brandon Hoffman

Coach shared this with his email group, would like to share here if you are interested.

 Hope everyone is doing great and gearing up for the end of the school year and beginning of the summer.  We have been hard at it the last couple weeks with all levels of our basketball program.  We have elementary camp, middle school skill development, and high school open gyms all going on throughout the week.

I’m writing everyone to let them know about something we are doing for a member of our SC Basketball Family, Aiden Johnson.  Many of you know who Aiden is, but he is a REMARKABLE young man.  Aiden is a 5th grader at SC who has been in multiple fights with cancer already in his life.  Attached is a poster of all the things that Aiden has overcome through his battle with this terrible illness.  Not only is Aiden a great kid who has endured so much—but more importantly, he is a SURVIVOR.  What makes this boy even more impressive, is his commitment to raising funds to help other children with cancer.  His family has started Aiden’s Legacy.  To summarize their mission:  “Aiden's Legacy is a non-profit organization.  Our mission is to raise awareness of pediatric childhood cancer, raise research dollars for the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center at Kosair Children’s Hospital to collect and distribute Legos to kids with cancer. All funds raised go directly to the care and support of patients and their families at Kosair Children’s Hospital. The team raises funds to support programs, services, research and staffing in an effort to accomplish Aiden’s goal of “helping other kids forget they have cancer.”

Ever since Kindergarten, Aiden has been attempting to attend our camps and youth league.  For the most part the last 5 years his attendance has been marred with battles with various health conditions. For the first time in a couple years, Aiden is able to attend basketball camp starting tomorrow.  We are so excited to have him.

In hopes to help Aiden raise some money, I am challenging all members of our Dragon Basketball Family to help out.  On Friday, Team Aiden is hosting a Kosair’s Community Clip to help reach Aiden’s ultimate goal of $250,000 towards Kosair’s Children’s Hospital.  Starting today through Friday, we are going to make a goal as a SC Boys Basketball to raise $500.  If we are able to reach our goal, I am going to let Aiden shave my head at the end of basketball camp on Friday afternoon.  I think/hope it can be attained---I can’t imagine how big the smile Aiden will have when he gets to take clippers to me. I am super excited.

If you are willing to donate to the cause, there are different ways to do it.  You can contact me directly through email or phone (502-494-2378) and we can work out how to get me the $.  We will also have a donation tab (later in day) on our SC Basketball Website: to where you can do it online.

Please consider helping out.  No donation is too small, anything is better than nothing.  We have a lot of AWESOME people in our SC Basketball Family and I am confident that we can pull this off.  Please let me know any questions or concerns.

Coach Hoffman