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Youth Basketball Team Holds Tournament For Teammate Battling Cancer

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A youth basketball team put together a March madness tournament for their teammate after learning of his cancer diagnosis.

Almost two weeks ago, 10-year-old Levi Delimpo was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma  - a rare bone cancer.

Levi's fourth grade basketball team heard about his diagnosis and decided to host a fundraiser to help pay for his treatments.

Second, third and fourth grade teams are competing in the March madness tournament.

A family friend of the Delimpo's says the family is just happy to have the community's support.

“Teams from all over the Central Kentucky area have come to help to play in this tournament and some teams have actually spent the week raising money for the Delimpo's themselves and have come with checks to help support them,” said Kelli Kearney.

People attending the tournament were wearing t-shirts that say #TeamLevi.

If you would like to send Levi a card, you can mail it to:

Levi Delimpo 
C/o Cedar Grove Baptist Church 
1289 Cedar Road
Stamping Ground, KY 40379

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