ALPINE, Calif. - A community came together Sunday to honor the legacy of a football player who lost his battle with cancer while supporting another local athlete fighting a similar cause.
In Lyonhearted fashion, over 500 people joined in to celebrate the memory of Christian High football player Jason Lyon, who passed away from a rare form of cancer.
For the first time, the community played in a kickball tournament in Harbison Canyon Sunday to raise funds for pediatric brain cancer research. The event was also supported another young athlete battling cancer - Cathedral Catholic's Brycen Newman.
The event raised over $25,000. A $10,000 check was given to the "Battle for Brycen" to help support the medical bills that come along with fighting cancer.