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Chesapeake alumni event to benefit 10-year-old cancer victim

Levi Delimpo

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

CHESAPEAKE — He’s young, determined and optimistic. The Chesapeake Panthers would like to keep him that way.
Tragedy struck 10-year-old Levi Delimpo who was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rate form of bone cancer.
Levi faces many tests, treatments, hospital stays and other medical procedures.
The Chesapeake community led by former Panthers’ head basketball coach Norm Persin is looking to help the Levi and the Delimpo family with an alumni basketball game on Saturday.
The alumni event will be held from 1-4 p.m. at Chesapeake High School. Levi’s father, Anthony Delimpo, is a former All-Ohio player.
Admission is $10. There will be refreshments, a silent auction of some great items along with music performed by local artists.
More than 50 former players are returning along with Persin — currently the head coach at Oak Hill — and they will participate in three separate games. Money raised from the event will go directly to the family.