Join student B.J. Viau at the Hoop-a-thon he created to benefit Huntington's Disease research
B.J. Viau, a sophomore varsity basketball player, started a fundraiser when he was 10 years old. He saw his mother experiencing the effects of Huntington's Disease and wanted to do something about it. He created this free-throw shooting event to benefit medical research.
The Hoop-a-thon will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at his former school, Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley.
You don't have to be a basketball player to attend the Hoop-a-thon; there will be food, games, prizes, music and more. To raise funds, participants are asked to raise $20 or more in pledges that must be turned in by April 1. This year's goal is $50,000. Donations also can be made online.
You can learn more about Huntington's Disease through the Huntington's Disease Society of America or the HDSA Minnesota Chapter.