Friday, March 22, 2019
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Kirkwood raised $2,566 for Ben Jacobson


The fundraiser for Kirkwood assistant basketball coach Ben Jacobson  raised $2,566 on Wednesday night at Johnson Hall.

Jacobson, 34, was diagnosed with brain cancer in October. He returned  to the basketball team in November and is receiving treatments at the  University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

The GoFundMe campaign for Jacobson has surpassed the original goal of  $10,000 and the new goal has been set at $15,000.

The NIACC basketball program raised $1,970 at its clinic in Mason City  and presented Jacobson with a check for that amount Wednesday.

Special T-shirts from "Jake's Game" can be ordered through Kirkwood  for $15. Send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your name and  size. Checks can be written to Kirkwood Athletics. All proceeds go to  Jacobson.

In addition, JacobStrong bracelets are available at the Kirkwood  athletic department office at Johnson Hall for $2.


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