Tim Orth Foundation All Jamboree game set for March 22
WABASSO — The annual Tim Orth Foundation All Jamboree Basketball Game will be held on Friday, March 22 at Wabasso High School.
The All Jamboree teams consist of only senior athletes from the Tomahawk and Red Rock Conference.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with the girls’ game scheduled to being at approximately 6 p.m. and the boys’ game to follow. At 5:30 p.m., Photoworks out of Marshall’s Randy Schultz will be there to take a group picture with all the players, mascots and Orth recipients. This team photo will be given to each participant at no cost.
Concessions will be served all night thanks to workers from Wabasso and other Tomahawk schools.
As always, the profits from this event will be given to individuals with major medical expenses that have been chosen by the Tim Orth Foundation.
This year’s recipients for the Wabasso event will be Jax Schroepfer, son of Kristine and Jesse Schroepfer of Wabasso. When 6-month-old Jax was only 4 months old, Jax’s family was told that Jax had PFV (Persistent Fetal Vascular).
The best option for Jax’s health was to remove the eye, so on Jan. 28 at 5 months old, he had his left eye removed. On March 18, Jax will receive his prosthetic eye and will need glasses for the rest of his life to protect his good eye.
Yzabelle Rendon, 17-year-old daughter of Mario and Nicole Rendon, will be the second recipient. Yzabelle has a diagnosis of intractable epilepsy, tonic seizures, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, encephalitis, gait abnormality, hypotonia and severe/profound cognitive impairment. Yzabelle is nonverbal and needs pervasive assistance to perform basic daily tasks.
A 3-point shooting contest will also occur before the games, with a plaque for each of the winners (girls and boys). There will also be a number of professional mascots there, including the “Bear” from the Utah Jazz. The Boston Celtics Dunk Team will also be there this year, as well as the Utah Jazz Dunk Team. Also returning this year is the F-M Acro team and they will be doing gymnastics. The Alexandria Aces joins the event again this year, also the Phoenix Gorilla, Greg Mueller and the Dallas Mavs Man. Coming to sing the anthem is a rising star Charley Jenkins.
Cost is $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for senior citizens and $8.00 for students, all of which goes to support the Tim Orth Foundation recipients in need.