NOW:53209:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
25°
H ° L °
Cloudy | 12MPH

Nicolet Community Gathers In Memory Of Beloved Student

March 22, 2011

On Sunday, March 27, Nicolet High School will host the 10th Annual Brittney Gigl 3-on-3 basketball tournament. This fundraiser honors the memory of a girl who was an outstanding student and three-sport varsity athlete. Brittney died suddenly of viral encephalitis at the beginning of her senior year in 2001. “Brittney was a great kid who was always dedicated to doing her very best,” said Dann Jacobson, Brittney’s volleyball coach. “This is a way for her memory to live on.”

>

The tournament, called the BG3V3, was started by Brittney's closest friends as a way to raise money for a scholarship in her name. Since 2001 the Brittney Gigl memorial fund has awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships to worthy Nicolet seniors. Initially, a handful of donors contributed items and about $3,000 was raised each year. But the event has grown and in recent years, more than 100 donors have contributed to this effort, raising more than $10,000 each year.

>

Roughly 40 teams and nearly 150 people are set to play on Sunday, starting at 11 a.m. at the Nicolet H.S. gymnasium. The tournament features teams of current students, as well as parents, faculty, staff and alumni. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free, and contributions to the cause are welcomed.

>

"Sharing the day with friends, competing on the court, and raising money to

help kids pay for college is a great way to honor Brittney," Jacobson said.

>

>For more information, visit the website BG3V3.com.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Whitefish Bay wrestlers beat Homestead on parents/senior night 1/29

» Answers and winners of the Suburban Selfies contest revealed! 1/29

» French Pastry School chef, Nebraska prof to lead natural yeast class at North Shore Boulangerie 1/28

» Beer could flow during Glendale's Fourth of July 1/26

» Whitefish Bay native 'Kit' Carson was Rush Limbaugh's right-hand man 1/26

» Crews clear crash that closed left lane of northbound I-43 at Glendale Updated:  1/26

» Without Showalter, Germantown boys rally for win over Whitefish Bay 1/23

» Medical examiner's report released in death at Bayshore Town Center Updated:  1/22

» 21-year-old man who fell from Bayshore balcony has died 1/22

» Apartment project proposed for Glendale 1/22

» Washington boys basketball team too quick for Brown Deer, 59-49 1/21

» Fleeing the scene of a robbery, suspects crash stolen car near Whitefish Bay 1/19

» Strong fourth quarter lifts Homestead girls past Whitefish Bay, 44-34 1/17

» Bay boys hang on, 44-42, after losing big lead against Homestead 1/16

» Motivated Germantown wrestlers beat Nicolet, 63-15 1/15

» Suburban Selfies contest extended through Jan. 25; two selfie solutions to get you started! 1/15

» 109-lot subdivision approved in Mequon 1/13

» Man critically hurt in fall 20 feet from Bayshore mall balcony Updated:  1/13

» Bayside home damaged in Sunday fire 1/12

» Germantown boys late rally keeps Homestead at bay, 65-58 1/9

» Crews clear crash that closed lane of northbound I-43 at Bender Road Updated:  1/8

» North Shore school, municipal officials announce candidacy for April election 1/7

» Thousands remember, pay homage to Germantown great Datka 1/4

» Mequon police dog in failing health euthanized 1/2

» Brown Deer robbery suspects sought, stolen car found 12/30

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT