Football benefit in memory of Lauren Hill

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2014, file photo, Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill gives a thumbs-up as she holds the game ball during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Tornadoes donated all gate ticket sales to a charity dedicated to ending cancer in memory of Lauren Hill on Saturday.

Hill was from southeast Indiana and played basketball for Mount Saint Joseph. She raised more than $1 million for charity before she died in April.

Hill’s family was at the minor league football game on Saturday night to receive a gift in her honor.

“We’re just proud to be here, honored to come up here and even help the cause. So, we’re just really proud to be part of this,” said Brad Hill, Lauren’s uncle.

The Tornadoes said Lauren was an inspiration and that she embodied the spirit of never giving up.

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