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Gustafson memorial basketball game will raise funds for scholarships

Students and staff at Metcalf Junior High School will honor a former teacher with a special public event that will also raise funds for scholarships.

Renae Gustafson

The eighth annual Renae Gustafson Scholarship Basketball Game with staff versus students will take place at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, at the school, 2250 Diffley Road, Burnsville. Tickets are $3 with all proceeds going to a scholarship fund at Burnsville High School.

"Renae had a wonderful sense of humor and she always brought that to Metcalf and her classroom," said Lucretia Jeffers, a teacher at Metcalf who was a friend of Gustafson. "We play, as she would have wanted us to ... poorly, but with spirit! We carry on."

Gustafson was a physical education teacher and coach at Metcalf who was killed in a car accident during spring break in 2007. Several scholarships have been presented in her name to former Metcalf female students as they graduated from Burnsville High School.

For more information, contact the school at (952) 707-2400.

Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 09:40