The University of Massachusetts has an athletic program like no other...We are like no other because the bond between us lasts a lifetime. One of us needs some help right now, so let's stand up as teammates and friends and do all that we can!
If you know UMass Basketball, then you should know the name Lari Ketner. He was a standout on the team and also spent some time in the NBA. He is now fighting a very tough battle off the court against cancer. Otherwise perfectly healthy, on August 28, 2013 at 36 years old, Lari was diagnosed with STAGE IV COLON CANCER.
Lari is recently married to his wife Aquarius and has custody of his two boys. He is very active in his community and his church. He is a man who relies heavily on faith and the power of prayer. He would rather prayers be sent, but let's take some of the financial burden off his family so that they can focus on faith and heeling.
"Refuse to Lose" has been the mantra of The University of Massachusetts Men's Basketball Team. A very important part of that team and of all UMass Athletics is a man named Bob Otrondo. He is the Strength and Conditioning Coach and has always been a source of support and motivation for all of his athletes, even staying in touch and challenging them years after graduation.
Here is his latest challenge...It is called the WE LOVE LARI CHALLENGE...He is challenging 100 people to give $100 to this fund. He is also challenging those to can not give $100 to give something, every donation helps.
Let's spread the word and beat this challenge!
- David Cowell
- Elena Pamon
- John Hendry