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Baskets for Bokelman benefits coach


Erik Gantt

Seventh grader Kaden Hedley throws an underhand shot toward the hoop during the "Baskets for Bokelman" charity shoot during halftime at the Saratoga Panthers boy's varsity basketball game.

"Five-hundred and fifty dollars for just one day's work is amazing," Kelly Horn said of Saturday's fundraising for Lady Panthers head coach Scott Bokelman.

Bokelman was recently diagnosed with thyroid lymphoma and is currently recovering from surgery in Scottsbluff, Neb. under the care of his brother, who is a nurse.

"The girls were the ones, right from the get-go, who said 'Can we please do something for coach?'" Horn said on Monday. The team and coaches borrowed an idea from Hanna's halftime charity shoots to start what they are calling Baskets for Bokelman, they also started a donation b...

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