Hosting the sixth annual Rex King Tournament as not only a way to honor not only Rex King, but also to honor other families that may be going through a battle with sickness as well. With the tournament benefiting Community Hospice of Texas (CHOT), the team recently raised $5,000 for the cause through the Grainger Corporation out of Roanoke, Texas. Having already raised over $50,000 over the years that they have been hosting this fundraiser, the team has high hopes of reaching their donation goal of $20,000 for this year.
“It was my idea to start the drive for CHOT,” said King. “My father helped start the Hearst Soccer Association, and he was a big part of [mine and my sister’s] ‘soccer season. When he passed, it was sudden…they took excellent care of my dad, and I just wanted to find a way to repay them.”
With the tournament itself being held from Jan. 4 to Jan. 6, all schools in the district will be participating, with also be a few schools from the area as well, such as Byron Nelson. JV games will be held here at Timber Creek, while half the varsity games will be held here at TCHS, and the other half at Fossil Ridge, including both women’s and men’s games.
“100% of our proceeds go to help pay for patients [who] can’t afford care when they and their families need it the most,” said Coach Mike King. “[The fundraiser helps] families who can’t afford to support their dying relatives,” King said. “They don’t ask how the families are going to pay for treatment, they just take care of them.”