Seniors, Staff and Softball Against Cancer

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Seniors, Staff and Softball Against Cancer

Senior  Team

I was so excited to be turning 36 years old in the month of March, but oh boy did that change drastically when I suddenly found a lump in my left breast. I was in disbelief. Soon after the doctor ordered a mammogram, an ultrasound followed. Everything was moving fast and so I was scared and nervous. Right after my ultrasound, a doctor came in and told me, “We will need to do a biopsy.” My heart dropped and I was scared. I began to cry and the Dr. comforted and advised me not to worry because there’s a 70% chance it’s not cancer. I began to sob because, in my heart, I already knew it was cancer. A couple days later I had the biopsy done and was told I would know results in 3-5 days.

March 25, 2016 was day of results… What I remember is the Dr. coming and doing an exam. I was so nervous and crying. She then said the biopsy results showed Stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma. The doctor continued to talk, but I couldn’t hear anything because it was all a blur. I asked to her to please stop speaking because I couldn’t hear anything she was saying, so I went back on Monday.

We decided that the best plan that would work for me was to shrink the cancer as soon as possible by doing 8 rounds of chemo aggressively. Next step was Lumpectomy then 35 rounds of radiation.  All treatments were a success. I am now almost 2 years out of treatments and Cancer is in Remission. It’s been hell of a ride, but I will continue to fight and never give up. here.

Started with an idea that was approved by the administration.

Umpire Grant osantowski

     Hello, name is Tamara Harper.  I was diagnosed last February 2017 with stage one breast cancer.  In April 2017,  I had a double mastectomy and had chemotherapy starting in July of 2018.  Last year was a very hard year for me, my family and friends since I was battling breast cancer and my mom died that same year from uterine cancer. However, my husband of 16 years, Brian, and my three children, Brianna, Joshua, and Ava were always by my side cheering me on.  This encouragement from my family and friends really helped me press on each day.

     Praise God, this year, I am doing very well.  My blood work has come back great and reveals that I do not need anymore chemotherapy.  I have also made a lot of changes in my life since last year, like never taking my love ones for granted and making the most of each day of my life, which is a gift from God.  Cancer has not been easy for me, but this terrible diagnosis has made me a stronger individual. 






Megan White

Alyssa Bavela

Jamie Hutton

Aryanna Rivera

Alexis Delgado

Mackenzie Meech

Isabella Gargicevich-Almeida

Emma Thompson

Kacie Dennis

Hannah Falls-Hand

Maggie Mahoney

Kira Poselski

Dalton Rush

Breanna Smith

Yamila Salazar

Leah Thomas

Maryann Guadarrama

Nick Boren

Jacob Gomez

Sebastian Arteaga

Kenton Clayton

Louis Holguin

Cayden Hupe

Matthew Sylvestor

Ricky Ridenour

Dallas Atkisson

Steven Ramirez

Trevor Cadd

Eddie Rivero

Jackson Cannell

Jordan Payo

Gavin Shiflett

Nathan Lay

Sebastian Torres

Connor Williams

Mason Mapes

Gabriel Cuevas

Ryan Promis

Andrew Herrin

Who we are:

2005 –  Principal Karen Stevenson okays the first game at King.  Modeled after Norte Vista High School, but with the added element of a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society.   Raised $2,300.

2007 –  Added community involvement through donations of prizes to be given away during raffles between innings.  Best prize was an Ipod.  Over 40 seniors sign up to play.
2009 –  Raised money to give our first scholarship to a graduating senior.  Most money ever raised during the game.  $6,493 delivered to ACS.

2010 – Both teams have over 40 players.  City Councilman Paul Davis helps with the first pitch ceremony.

2012- Gave away two $1000 scholarships this year to honor Brian Cowder and Jaz Battieste.

2013 – Freshman student, Jason Warren, forms the King Kids Against Cancer club to bring students together to help those with cancer as well as help keep the game going.

2015- Added a third scholarship of $1000 in honor of community supporter of the game and the King Kids Against Cancer club: Bob Mlynarski.

2016- After years of supporting and playing in our game, Principal Darel Hansen moves to the district office and new Principal, Mike West joins the staff team.  A fourth scholarship of $1000 is established to honor King Counselor, Dave Tucker, who passed away.

Our History


Umpire Danny Simpson

Started with the idea of wanting to help King High students understand the importance of cancer prevention and giving them a "face to go along with the disease," Rod Warren and Todd Pollard, teachers at King, decided to establish this game.

Each year, before the game, the teams are on the field and a special person from the community is introduced by Susie Jaggers, our game M.C., to throw out the first pitch.  We have been honored to have a Riverside Police Officer, three teachers,  a local football coach and two students represent the thousands affected by cancer each year

Umpire Kevin PLante

Principal Mike West

Susie Jaggers and Susan Schulte

This Year's Special Guests:

Mrs. Tamara Harper

Todd Pollard

Tracey Cleary

Jeff Dietz

Jennifer Marsile

Nick Mugridge

Adrianna Madril

Steve Madril

Erin Gonzalez

Shaun Harris

Robert Camacho

Elena Chavez

Paige Blue

Eric Anguiano

Gina Eldred

Todd Mapes

Mark Vanta

Fran Gilleece

Mike West

David Waldrum

Darrell Palmer

Rick Grogan

Ken Scott

Amanda Chann

Riley Takano

Dan Cleary

Keith Janes

Sondra Lough

Jeff Wray

Justin Solis

Rich Martinez

Marc Blair

Mac Cleary

Sarah Cesena

Juan Mejia

Mrs. Celena Galindo

Staff Team

King Kids Against Cancer and Important Volunteers