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Tim Orth Jamboree is Saturday

The 17th-annual Tim Orth Memorial Foundation “Jam the Gym” fundraising event will be held this Saturday at the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School gymnasium. Proceeds from the event will benefit the foundation’s mission to assist children in west central Minnesota who face substantial medical expenses incurred as a result of a serious accident or illness.
Doors to this year’s event open at 4 p.m., with an evening’s worth of events to begin at 5:30 p.m. Included in the evening’s entertainment is scheduled to be a pair of “all-star” high school basketball games featuring both boys and girls senior athletes from around the area. The teams will play games, as well as participate in slam dunk and shooting contests.
GSL’s Keisha Prafke is scheduled to compete in the girls’ game, with Mason Goettl, Keaton Anderson and Garrett Ober of the Panthers slated to appear in the boys’ game.
Other entertainment to be sprinkled throughout the evening include appearances and performances by the Hutchinson Tigers Special Olympians, Laketown Gymnasts, the GSL Danceline, Kelly’s Dance Academy, and Touch of Grace Dance.
Other events include a Zumba demonstration by Jingle Therapy, as well as face painting a gathering of youngsters, a silent auction and a ceremony involving the 13 families receiving contributions from the Tim Orth Foundation this year.
The foundation is named for Tim Orth, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1996 while he was a student at BOLD High School. Orth succumbed to the disease on Feb. 14, 1997. Saturday’s “Jam the Gym” event is the last of three scheduled. Last weekend, events were held at GFW Middle School in Fairfax and BOLD High School in Bird Island.
Admission for adults is $8 and $6 for those 18 and younger.