The Lauren Hill Tip-Off Classic was held this weekend at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, an event created to honor the late Lauren Hill.
Hill was a basketball player for Mount St. Joseph, a Division III program in Ohio. She was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a rare and terminal brain cancer, prior to her senior year in high school, but she was determined to play college basketball.
She did, scoring 10 points in four games for Mount St. Joseph, before the disease overtook her in April.
Mount St. Joseph played Hiram College at the Lauren Hill Tip-Off Classic. On the first possession of the game, the two teams did this:
In honor of Lauren Hill. Amazing! pic.twitter.com/pQmvFrAIrW
— Athlete Swag (@AthleteSwag) November 14, 2015
This photo will get you:
Beautiful job, ladies.
You can donate to the foundation that Lauren’s family established right here.