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Eastside-Riverside alumni game to benefit 10-year-old

Former NFL players commit to charity game

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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Jada Atkins has been diagnosed with a Wilms (kidney) tumor.
 

Jada Atkins has been diagnosed with a Wilms (kidney) tumor.

 

Eastside and Riverside high school alumni are playing a charity basketball game on Dec. 22 at 4 p.m. at Eastside High School to benefit Jada Atkins, who is battling cancer. Jada has been diagnosed with a Wilms (kidney) tumor.

Former NFL players Andre Goodman (Denver Broncos) and Tremayne Stephens (San Diego Chargers) have committed to play. Goodman played at Eastside and Stephens at Riverside. Steven Bright (Riverside), Vanderbilt quarterback, will also be at the game.

Former Riverside coaches Louie Golden and Sam Oates will attend.

The proceeds, admission is $5, will go to Jada, 10, and her family to offset medical expenses. Sports memorabilia will be donated to the charity to be awarded at halftime. Donations can also be made at Jada's website.

Jada’s dad, Tory Atkins, played basketball and football at Eastside, graduated in 1997 and became a NCAA Division I-AA All-American football player at Gardner-Webb University in 2001.

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