At 7 p.m. Friday, hundreds of spectators will gather to see the varsity boys’ basketball match-up between the Grayslake North Knights and crosstown rivals the Grayslake Central Rams.
The game will be held in the GNHS Fieldhouse.
However, this year will be a little different. Rather than gold and black on one side of the court facing the white and green from the other, this year will be a sea of red.
A "Red Out" will take place to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke.
During the game, the schools will honor and remember loved ones while helping to fight heart disease and stroke.
Teams, students and community members are encouraged to purchase and wear a “Rock The Beat” shirt to school, to work and to the game in honor of our loved ones and the American Heart Association.
Shirts will be on sale during school lunch periods and at the basketball games on Friday.
Also on Friday, stroke survivor and marathon runner Kirk Disrude will speak to the North student body during an all-school assembly. He will share his experience with stroke and his remarkable recovery that allowed him to run a full marathon just a year after his stroke, and will also share warning signs and life-saving steps students can take to protect themselves and their loved ones.
If you would like more information on how you can get involved with this event, contact Chris Kubic at firstname.lastname@example.org, 847-986-3100 x5602.
Submitted by Grayslake High School District 127.