Two Lexington schools playing for more than bragging rights

12/10/2015 06:16 PM

Paul Laurence Dunbar in Lexington is playing cross-town rival Lexington Catholic tomorrow night for a much larger purpose than pride. Tomorrow night marks the inaugural Bennett Lester Classic, an annual meeting between the two schools that is dedicated to raising money in support of children’s cancer research and families dealing with children with cancer.

The namesake of the event, Bennett Lester, is the three year old daughter of William (a Lexington Catholic Graduate) and Katie Anne Lester (Dunbar Graduate) who passed away this October after being diagnosed with a rare brain tumor.

The game will be played at Lexington Catholic High School, and funds raised will support The Curious Edge Foundation, Inc., a corporation acting as seed money for a foundation being set up in honor of Bennett Lester. We spoke to one of the people responsible for getting the Bennett Lester Classic off the ground, Lester family friend Kip Wellman who says support for the event and the Lester family has been “absolutely unbelievable.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BENNETT LESTER, THE CLASSIC AND WAYS TO DONATE, CLICK HERE

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Subscribe to email updates.

Subscribe and get the latest Sports Night info delivered to your inbox.

TWEETS ABOUT SPECTRUM SPORTS