Union to host fundraiser in support of the Wise family

Published on
February 06, 2014

The Union volleyball team is hosting the 'Praying & Playing Tournament' on Friday at 7 p.m. in Robsion Arena in support and memory of Cheyenne Kateri Wise, the daughter of head coach Jeremy Wise.

Cheyenne passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, after being diagnosed the weekend prior with a rare form of cancer. She was only three months old.

The entry fee for the tournament is $5 per person, and t-shirts are available for $7. In addition, there will be corn hole and water pong competitions with the entry fee for those events being $2.

Baked goods and drinks will also be sold. 

All proceeds will go to the "Cheyenne Kateri Wise Fund."

The event is open to everyone.

Wise recently completed his first season as the Bulldogs head coach, guiding the team to a 26-9 overall record. In 16 years as a head coach in the NAIA, Wise has compiled a career record of 349-278.

In addition to Cheyenne, Wise and his wife, Katie, have two sons, Austin and Logan.

If you are unable to attend and would to show your support for the Wise family, you can donate to the "Cheyenne Kateri Wise Fund" directly through Hometown Bank in Corbin, London and Barbourville, Ky. To make a donation simply contact Hometown Bank at 606-546-3033. If you need any more information on Hometown Bank, their website is www.ahometownbank.com.