Multiple Teams · Hoops for Hope


Last Friday, the Jefferson R7 School District held its annual “Hoops for Hope” basketball games vs. Herculaneum.  It was a great night of our community coming out and supporting the local families that were honored and also supporting the basketball teams, all for a great cause.

The night involved 4 High School basketball games, raffles, and a silent auction all to help raise awareness and help local families.

We would like to thank the Wigger and McCarty family for sharing their story with everyone.  We wish you nothing but the best moving forward and please know that the entire Bluejay Nation is behind you 100%.

We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to Bill and Andrea Hammock who are the organizers of this event, they have worked tirelessly over the past few months to make this night a success.  With their hard work and the help from the community and the sponsors listed below, each child received many gifts and each family also received $3,500 to help with on going medical costs!!

We would also like to thank the people and companies that helped sponsor the event:

Ameren Rush Island

American Family Insurance – Virgil Melton Agency

Buzzi Unicem

Chris Morrison State Farm Agency

Ebersoldt and Associates

Farmers Insurance – Shawn Pemberton Agency

Goodwin Brothers

Hillsboro Dental – Jason Fish

Illini State Trucking

Jeffco Professional Cleaners

McCain’s Towing

The McGraw Family

Pazdera Trucking

The Pasta House

The Prom Store

Reed Fire

Sapaugh GM Country

SMF Contracting

Thomas Industrial Coatings

Tire Bargains

Twin City Toyota

USA Mortgage – Justin Neel

It’s a Great Day to be a Blue Jay!