John Aluise is a long-time coaching colleague of Tar Heel Lettermen Scott Stankavage and is reaching out to the Lettermen family to lend a hand to Scott in his ongoing fight against leukemia.
Stankavage, a Tar Heel quarterback from the early 1980s and Letterman from 1981-83, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2013. For years he has coached basketball at St. Thomas More School in Chapel Hill, and Aluise was Stankavage’s assistant for two years and now is the head coach himself.
“During these seven years Scott impressed me with his dedication to teaching young boys and girls not only the fundamentals of basketball but also life-skills,” says Aluise. “His coaching philosophy focused on character-building values, such applying your abilities to help others become successful, and finding a way to make a positive contribution to your team.”
A fundraising campaign has been established through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) with a goal to raise $250,000 over 10 weeks.
“Scott has dedicated much of his life to helping young people grow in their physical and emotional development, including forming a Community Service Foundation for young boys and girls in the Durham area,” Aluise says. “I now ask that you consider making a contribution to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to support Scott and the many people who suffer from blood disorder diseases.”
Here is a link for more information and to make a contribution.