HVCC comes together to support freshman battling cancer

February 03, 2018 09:42 PM

TROY - The true meaning of teamwork was on display Saturday in Troy.

The Hudson Valley Community College athletics department held a fundraiser Saturday afternoon at the McDonough Sports Complex supporting freshman Justus Simon.

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Simon is a member of the Vikings basketball team who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Organizers say they want to help get him back healthy and on the court as quickly as they can.

"It’s what it’s all about," said HVCC Director of Athletics Justin Hoyt. "It’s why we’re a community college. We like to do things that involve the community as much as possible. To see everyone pull together for this young man is a tremendous effort.”

Simon is a Troy native who went to Green Tech High School. He is averaging nearly six points a game this year for the Vikings.

If you'd like to support him and his family, contact Adam Sopris at


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