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'Hoops for Hollern': Game raises money to help family

Posted: 3:03 PM, Dec 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-11 15:03:39-05

LOWELL, Mich. — Tuesday night, a basketball game at Lowell High School has both the home and away teams rooting for the same person.

Tim Hollern started his fight with colon cancer more than seven years ago. It hasn't always been easy. But sworn enemies on the basketball court, the Lowell Red Arrows and the Forest Hills Eastern Hawks, teamed up to help his family.

At Tuesdays game, all the sales of T-shirts, and door prices, every cent went to Hollern and his family.

"I’m shocked. I really am,” Hollern said. “I probably shouldn’t be, because the way things are done at both school because it’s if we’re going, we're going all in.”

Hollern is the assistant principal at FHE. His kids go to Lowell. Both communities love their family, and wanted to give back.

“It’s a great community. I’m so fortunate. I don’t know I ended up with ties to two such awesome communities, between Lowell and Forest Hills Eastern," Hollern said.