May fundraiser softball game will benefit Rogers High School student battling lymphoma

Tacoma News TribuneApril 25, 2014 

Woodland Elementary, Ballou Junior High, and Rogers High school students and staff have raised thousands of dollars this spring to support  16-year-old Taylor Desmet, who was diagnosed in February with lymphoma. 

Taylor, a sophomore at Rogers High, spent her elementary school years as a Woodland Eagle and her junior high years as a Ballou Bruin. 

Woodland has sold “Taylor Tough” t-shirts and colorful bracelets, and also held a school assembly and showed a video to educate students about Taylor. Ballou has also sold t-shirts and sponsored a fundraiser dance. 

Rogers students and staff are also selling shirts and bracelets and are busy preparing for a fundraiser on May 22. 

On that day, the school will host a “Student v. Teacher Taylor Tough” softball game and silent auction, with all proceeds going to their classmate and her family. 

The game is planned from 4 to 6 p.m. at Heritage Recreation Center, adjacent to Rogers High School at 9010 128th St. E., Puyallup.

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