Multiple Teams · Hoops for Hope


Earlier this week, the Jefferson R7 community has came together and celebrated our annual “Hoops for Hope” nights with our High School basketball programs.  It was a great couple of nights 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 two nights involved 4 High School basketball games, raffles, and a silent auction all to help raise awareness and help local families.  This year, we also added the Lyly Koenig Memorial Scholarship.  This will be an annual scholarship that will be awarded to two JHS seniors each year for a total of $500 each.

We would like to thank the Bates and Peterein families 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 and also Lisa Wigger 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 $4,000 to help with ongoing medical costs!!

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

Ameren Rush Island
Bloomsdale Bank
Chris Morrison State Farm Agency
Comtrea Staff
Davis Trailer Sales Inc.
Drury Outdoors
Ebersoldt + Associates
Farmers Insurance – Shawn Pemberton
Gary & Catherine Ebersoldt
Goodwin Brothers Contruction Co.
Hillsboro Dental – Jason Fish D.D.S.
Illini State Trucking
In Memory of Bob McCarty (2017 Recipient)
Jefferson R7 Little League
Judy and RC Smith
Kidz Biz Pediatrics
Larry and Debbie Blaha
Limos by Claire
Main & Mill
Pasta House – Festus, MO
PDR Live
Prime Properties – Nicole Lane
R & R Propane
Rodan + Field – Sarah Dix
Sapaugh GM Country
Scentsy – Megan Guffey
Shelter Insurance – Jeff Broadwater Agency
Small Truck Trash Service (STTS)
SMF Contracting
Suzy’s Creations – Sue Curfman
The Flower Patch
The Hair Barn – Heather Whipple
The McGraw Family
The Surratt Family
Thomas Industrial Coatings
Tranquility Salon and Spa
Twin City Toyota
USA Mortgage – Justin Neel
Vinty Beauty Bar
White-Klump Photography
Will Compton
Jefferson R-VII Staff and Members of the Community