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Friday, March 03, 2017

Plano Senior alum Rex Burkhead to host multi-sport fundraiser at alma mater




Plano Senior alum Rex Burkhead, now a member of the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals, was a star on both the football field and basketball court for the Wildcats.

From Staff Reports

March 3, 2017

On April 1, Plano Senior alum and Cincinnati Bengals running back Rex Burkhead will return to his alma mater to host the Team Jack Trifecta, a multi-sport fundraiser for pediatric brain cancer research.

The event will consist of a 5K fun run around the Plano Senior High School campus, a youth football camp and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

The fun run begins at 8 a.m. April 1, and costs $35 for adult and $15 for children 10 years and under.

At 10 a.m., Burkhead will be joined by numerous NFL veterans and former high school teammates for a football skills camp. The camp is open to kids ages six through 12 and costs $50.

Festivities will continue at 1 p.m. with a 3-on-3 basketball tournament open to players who must be out of high school or college. The registration fee is $100 per four-person team and the tournament holds a maximum of 24 teams.

All proceeds from the event will support pediatric brain cancer research.

Individuals who register by March 13 will receive a free T-shirt and online registration lasts through March 30.

To register for any of the three events at the Team Jack Trifecta, go to teamjackfoundation.org/plano.

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