Mason showed it was “All In for Aidan” by coming together for the largest game of knockout basketball in support of Aidan Glass, an MHS freshman who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last spring. Mason High School’s National Honor Society organized the event as a way to raise funds and spirits.
“We were looking for a fun way to support Aidan and his family. We felt like with a high school our size, we could definitely do this!” said Katie Rojas, NHS president.
On October 19, 667 people filed into the high school and community center’s Fieldhouse to take their shot. The MHS marching band, student-band Diversity 5, MHS Step team, Mason cheerleaders, the Mason Foam Fingers, a student group of traditional Indian dancers, and a DJ kept participants entertained during the nearly four-hour long event that raised nearly $5,000 for Aidan and his family through the Dragonfly foundation.
MHS sophomore Nate Haller was crowned Knockout champion. He beat out Paul Glass, Aidan’s dad who took the number two spot, and Mason dad Ernest Leffler who came in third.
“This was a unique way to bring the community together and raise money for a great cause. It's more beneficial than just donating money, because it allows Aidan to see how many people really care, ” said MHS junior Meghan Brase, an event participant.