3-on-3 tourney carries on a former Wildcat's memory

By: Phil Stafford Email
By: Phil Stafford Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- In the midst of a fight with cancer, Sam Safken remained true to his same old self. "He always thought of others before himself," said Sam's mother, Linda Mulleady.

"His dream was to write a book and start a foundation for kids," Mulleady continued. Sam passed away six years ago, and for 5 of those last six years, the foundation in Sam's name has hosted a 3-on-3 tournament to raise funds for under-privileged youth in the Grand Valley.

The beneficiary of this year's event is The House, the new youth shelter of Grand Junction. John Mok-Lamme from The House says, "This is a big encouragement for us and it proves that this community truly cares about kids."

In order to sign up for the tournament please see the document attached above.

Also, if you would like to donate anything to The House - anything from forks and spoons to couches or entire bedroom sets - please contact Erin Ginter at 970-640-0933 or visit www.thehousegj.org.

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