Basketball game to benefit Make-a-Wish

Federal Way High School is hosting a charity basketball game at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

The game pits alumni against faculty. Admission is $2 at the door, although larger donations are welcome. All proceeds go to Make-a-Wish Foundation.

“We’re really excited for it,” said Tui Avaava, a 2000 graduate of Federal Way who will play in the game. “Many people in the community can come together and donate. It’s not so much about the game — we’re not all in shape — but the community can rally together to raise money for this.”

In addition to Avaava, other alumni scheduled to play in the game include 2000 graduates Wendi Janway, Cassandra Simpson and Ali Ducich. Others include assistant baseball coach Paul Graham and assistant basketball coach Kenyattah Reed, who played at Federal Way with Michael Dickerson, now in the NBA.

Federal Way faculty slated to play in the game include football coach John Meagher, girls basketball coach Karin Weberg, baseball coach Eric Fiedler, assistant football coach Dave Ditlefsen and volleyball coach Carolyn Meines.

“I don’t know how exciting the game will be — we’ll see how everyone is breathing — but the goal is to make as much money as possible for Make a Wish.”

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