January 27, 2020
In Honor Of Edborg
“Hoops for Hospice,” an event put on by the Falconer junior varsity girls’ basketball team, returns for its 10th year on Tuesday in honor of a 1990 Falconer Central School graduate.
Heather Lefford Edborg died in 2013 after a bout with Sarcoma cancer. Edborg holds many sports records at Falconer and is known throughout the community.
The “Hoops For Hospice” event was created 10 years ago by Emily Scholeno, Falconer basketball coach, after her high school friend’s mother, Dolly Cline, passed away. Ever since, Scholeno has coached in honor of Cline during the “Hoops for Hospice” game.
Each individual Falconer player plays in honor of any person they choose to remember, but the overall proceeds are typically donated to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care in memory of one person. This year, the proceeds will be in Edborg’s name.
The game’s proceeds, donations and proceeds raised through a Chinese auction and T-shirt sale will go toward Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care.
Anyone wishing to donate has been directed to call Scholeno at 665-6624. The junior varsity and varsity basketball games will start at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively.
The additional financial assistance of the community is critical to the success of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. We gratefully acknowledge these individuals and organizations for their generous support.