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It’s students vs staff in game to honor former Metcalf teacher

Students and staff at Metcalf Middle School will face each other in the 10th and final basketball game to honor a former teacher and raise funds for scholarships.

Renae Gustafson

The Renae Gustafson Scholarship Basketball Game with staff versus students will take place at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, at the school, 2250 Diffley Road, Burnsville. Tickets are $3 with all proceeds going to a scholarship fund at Burnsville High School. Donations are welcome and volunteers are needed.

"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. "Each year we honor her memory by hosting this game. It is an activity she would have loved!”

Gustafson was a physical education teacher and coach at Metcalf who was killed by a drunk driver 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.

The event will also feature a performance by the Metcalf Jazz Band before the game and a dance line performance at halftime.

For tickets or to volunteer, please contact Lori Maidment at or Lucretia Jeffers at, or call the school at 952-707-2400.

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 08:17