Coaching against cancer in Tatum

TATUM, Texas (KETK) - Cancer has touched all of us, affecting those we love, or in the case of Tatum assistant basketball coach, Shane Meyer, become a very real danger to your own life.

"Turned out I had malignant melanoma and it was a situation where I ended up missing the last the last two weeks of the regular season," said Meyer.

He received good news at the turn of the new year, but now he, alongside boys head coach Brett Carr and girls coach Patricia Nelson, will be hosting a 'Coaches Cure for Cancer' event Friday night, when the Eagles play Rusk.

"Not a lot of times in your life do you get a chance to play in a game like this, and I think it'll be awesome for the community, as well as the kids," said Nelson.

"We want it to be a big deal, we want it to have notoriety, we'd love to pack the gym, if for nothing else, some body may come and drop a dollar in the offering plate, and might help us out, might help somebody out," said Carr.

So expect to see the usual competitive East Texas action on the court, but on this Friday, in this gym, they'll be playing for more, than a leg up in district play.

The girls game starts at 6:00 p.m. with the boys game to follow.

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