BISMARCK, N.D. - Brent DeKok knows the way from Bismarck to Rochester all too well. The St. Mary’s boys basketball coach has been to the Mayo Clinic a number of times for cancer treatment.
This Sunday, a number of his peers have organized a Basketball All-Star Benefit for DeKok at Legacy High School.
"Sunday at 5 o'clock we have 31 of the top players across the state in the juniors and seniors class that are getting together and we have a benefit planned for Coach Brent Dekok. And its an event that we're going to have a three point shootout, we're going to have a dunk contest. Right now, we tentatively have an NBA skills challenge planned. We have an exhibition planned. Everything's been cleared by the North Dakota High School activities association, so no worry there, but what we want to do is we just want to encourage as many people as possible to come out and support," said Jordan Wilhelm, Bismarck High School basketball head coach.
To go along with the on-court activities, there will be awesome silent auction items as part of the fundraising efforts.
"We want to encourage as many people as we can to come out and watch. There's going to be a silent auction and at the silent auction we have a ton of cool things. I think we counted over 30 things that we'll have up for auction that day. Everything from autographs, memorabilia, a Carson Wentz signed football, we have golf passes, we have hotel stays, we have a $500 gift card to Tires Plus along with the event and the basketball. We'll be grilling hot dogs and burgers," said Wilhelm.
As Wilhelm mentioned, the Coach DeKok Basketball Benefit will begin at 5 p.m. CDT this Sunday at Legacy High School.
If you would like to donate, there is a Brent DeKok benefit account at the American Bank Center.