Aces host 3rd Annual Hope Classic Friday, 1/5

Back to News List | Posted on Jan 5th, 2017

The Aces will host the 3rd Annual Hope Classic benefiting the Angelmanís Syndrome Foundation and Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics this Friday night at Bryant Gymnasium. The evening features a double-header between LM and Harriton beginning with the varsity girls at 6 PM, followed by the boys at 7:30 PM.

Six years ago, Acesí assistant coach Kevin Gruganís daughter, Hope, was diagnosed with Angelmanís Syndrome (AS), a neurogenetic disorder that occurs in one of every 15,000 live births. Characteristics of AS include developmental delay, lack of speech, seizures and walking and balance disorders.

Hope is a beautiful, amazing girl and an inspiration to all who know her. Fridayís games will honor her remarkable progress and raise critical funds and awareness for two of the largest non-governmental funders of AS-specific research. Their work has helped bring forth new discoveries that give hope for therapies and ultimately a cure for Angelman's Syndrome.

The Hope Classic will be broadcast live beginning around 5:50 PM on Comcast Channel 22, Verizon Fios Channel 36 and Facebook Live on the Aces Basketball FB page. The game will also be streaming live on the school district website