The Kevyn Nojima Foundation is holding a bowling fundraiser at the Friendly Hills Lanes, 15545 E. Whittier Blvd., Whittier this Saturday, July 23, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit patients fighting life-threatening cancer and provide scholarships for the North-South All-Star Basketball Tournament.
At 22, Nojima lost his battle with osteogenic sarcoma, bone cancer, over six years ago. Despite three years of treatments and chemotherapy, his arm and shoulder were amputated. Nojima played for the CYC Mustangs, Tigers and Jets. At Schurr High School, he captained their winning basketball team earning first team all league honors. Making time to be a coach within the CYC organization, he also worked five years for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Nojima was able to start this foundation with his personal funds. For the past six years, the foundation has donated scholarships to the North-South Tournament. This fundraiser will keep Nojima’s legacy going. A donation of $30 gets a round of bowling, shoes, pizza and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks. Donations can also be sent to the Kevyn Nojima Foundation, 1122 S. Victoria Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019. For info, contact Judy Nojima at [email protected] or (323)605-9742.