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For Licking Heights Girls Basketball coach Sonya Glover, basketball is more than just a sport. It is an outlet for grief, a powerful force for building community, and a battlefield in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. But fighting for a cure isn’t something Glover will do on his own. She has both the team and the community on her side.

On February 4th at 1:30pm, the Lady Hornets will host their annual Alzheimer’s Awareness Charity Game at Licking Heights High School’s Main Gym. The Hornets will face the Zanesville Blue Devils.

Recognizing Alzheimer’s is Glover’s personal mission. In 2017, after his mother was diagnosed with an illness, Glover quit his job and moved his mother from Cleveland to his home in Reynoldsburg so he could care for her full-time.

“My passion comes from a daughter’s love for her mother,” Glover said.

Licking Heights women's basketball coach Sonya Glover and her players will raise money for Alzheimer's Awareness during Saturday's game against Zanesville.

Basketball became an outlet for Glover while she was in her mother’s care.

“Licking Heights saved me by allowing me to coach middle school,” Glover said. “I was thinking of volunteering to help the school, and the school actually helped me.”

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