Rivalry assisting out River Bluff’s Thompson
January 12, 2016 - bbq set
The Lexington-River Bluff adversary will take a backseat to a bigger means Tuesday night.
The schools’ basketball diversion during River Bluff will act as a fundraiser for River Bluff defensive coordinator Brian Thompson, who was diagnosed final month with cancer of a bladder, colon and liver.
Thompson coached during Lexington, in further to stops during Dutch Fork and Brookland-Cayce, before alighting during River Bluff.
A dollar from any sheet sole for Tuesday’s doubleheader will go to a Thompson family.
“It puts things in viewpoint when we got things like this happen. He is a good crony of mine, even improved person,” Lexington football manager and entertainment executive Josh Stepp said. “We jumped during a eventuality to do something to help. You put adversary aside when we got a possibility to assistance a friend.”
In further to a income from sheet sales, Stepp pronounced there will be a list set adult for people to present to a Thompson family. He pronounced a River Bluff diversion is customarily their biggest embankment of a season, and hopes to lift as most many as they can for a Thompsons.
People around a River Bluff village and via a Midlands already have stepped in to assistance Thompson, who has a mother and 3 children. A Team Thompson Swimathon lifted some-more than $5,000 on Sunday. The eventuality was orderly by Thompson’s daughter, Natalie, a member of a River Bluff swimming team.
River Bluff football manager and entertainment executive David Bennett pronounced some-more opportunities to assistance a Thompson family are in a works. He pronounced River Bluff will be doing something identical to what Lexington is doing during a Gators’ home diversion opposite White Knoll on Jan. 19. A bake sale and BBQ will be hold in a future, and T-shirts are being finished with deduction going to a Thompsons.
“Brian is blown divided from all a thankfulness and people. He is in good spirits by this and has a good faith,” Bennett said. “He is a good father and father before he is a clergyman and coach.”
Bennett didn’t know Thompson before he interviewed him for a job, though a initial assembly struck a chord with him
“I asked him, ‘What was a disproportion between success and stress as a coach? Bennett said. “Coach Thompson forked to his state championship ring he warranted during Dutch Fork and pronounced ‘That is success. But stress is a attribute we have with a kids.’
“Coach Thompson has finished a good pursuit for us and has got a large aged heart and he loves kids. So, we are going to do anything we can do during this time to assistance him and his family.”