Chesapeake community host a benefit basketball game, concert

October 8, 2018

10-year-old Levi Delimpo had been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. The Chesapeake community hosted an Alumni Basketball and Concert to help raise funds Saturday, Sept. 29.

CHESAPEAKE— The Team Levi Alumni basketball game and concert took place Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Chesapeake High School gymnasium.

The event was coordinated to honor Levi Delimpo. Recently, 10-year-old Delimpo was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and will face many tests and treatments as well as hospital stays. The Chesapeake community came together in full force to show their love and support to the Delimpo family.

Over 50 players returned, along with Anthony Delimpo, Levi’s dad, who played in one of the three alumni games. Former Chesapeake coach Norm Persin also appeared and has been an avid Team Levi supporter from the beginning. Coach Ryan Davis donated vintage basketball jerseys to sell for the event. Refreshments, a silent auction and music by local artists provided a day of entertainment on a day when the Chesapeake community needed the comfort and support to rally for Delimpo.

The generous people of Lawrence County also shared support with Tanner Harr, a Chesapeake senior, also suffering from cancer, and the family of Kinley Curry, a 17-year-old Chesapeake student who recently died. A candlelight vigil was held Sunday, Sept. 30, night at Chesapeake High School as students gathered to mourn and share their loss.

For more information, contact Team Levi at https://www.facebook.com/changinglives4Jesus.

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