INDIANAPOLIS (FOX19) -
The WNBA's Indiana Fever lost at home Sunday to the Chicago Sky, 98-72. But the team was a winner anyway.
Sunday was #layup4lauren Day at the Fever game, remembering Lauren Hill. For every layup made in the game by both teams, the Fever's Be YOUnique Fund donated $300 to The Cure Starts Now. The teams combined for 32 layups, making the donation $9,600. That doesn't count fan donations, a silent auction and more, that pushed the total above $10,000.
The WNBA as a whole, and the Fever in particular, have been supporters
of Lauren's cause since her November 2 game at the Cintas Center. Fever Coach Stephanie White was at that game; so was the Fever's Tamika Catchings and the Sky's Elena Delle Donne, among others from the WNBA. The Fever also named Hill an honorary team member during a Pacers game last season.
Also last week, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame installed a "Lauren Hill-Hero" brick in its courtyard to remember the Lawrenceburg High player whose wish to play in a college basketball game while raising money for pediatric cancer causes resonated with so many.
Amid the chatter over whether Lauren should have received the ESPY Courage award, come moments of grace like the ones the Fever and the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame have shown Lauren and her family. Those are the moments we should remember as her lasting legacy.