Basketball camp to benefit young man with cancer in Walnut

On Nov. 2, Uptempo Basketball Academy will be hosting a special fundraiser camp for one of its very own, Uptempo family members, Joey Covarrubias who is battling cancer.

Joey Covarrubias received a basketball scholarship to Cal State Monterey Bay when a month before graduating high school he was diagnosed with the rare cancer Ewing Sarcoma.

Since his diagnosis he has undergone surgery and one round of chemo. We truly hope to help lift him in this challenging time by offering a camp in his honor.

There are two levels of camps being offered. High School Varsity Boys and Girls camp will be held Nov. 2 from 9 am to 12:30 pm at the Walnut Gymnasium, 21003 La Puente Road, Walnut.

A Boys 7th to 9th grade and JV High School level camp will be held from 11 am to 2:30 pm at Walnut High School, 400 N. Pierre Road, Walnut.

Registration for each camp is only $25 a person with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Joey Covarrubias and his family in their fight against Ewing Sarcoma.

There will be a donation box on-site at both locations. To make a donation online and to read more on Joey’s story please visit www.gofundme.com/savingjoey.

To register or for more information contact Coach Chris Encinas at (626) 512-3082.

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