The Penn State Altoona men’s basketball program hosted a special event Wednesday night to help kids with cancer.
It was all part of Brian Morden Foundation Night, a tradition created by the Morden Family who lost their son to cancer 16 years ago.
“I would say in the past 15 years we have been in touch with at least 100 or more local kids,” said Dawn Morden, the mother of Brian Morden, and President of the Brian Morden Foundation.
“We give to the 4 children’s hospitals in the state, so we’ve touched thousands of lives I’m sure.”
Lions players collected donations like games, crafts, and puzzles to give to children battling cancer in the hospital. We’re told Penn State Athletics collected more than 200 items to give to those children. They also collected nearly $150 that will be used to purchase gas cards for local children who have to travel for cancer treatment.