Donations continue after benefit for Remy

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By Karolyn Gephart

A benefit was held June 3 for Remy Koks, a Friendswood child who has been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer.

A Picnic in the Park at Stevenson Park was held with barbecue, bouncv houses and silent auctions to earn money to support the Koks family during their time of need. Approximately $13,000 was donated at the event.

The picnic was sponsored by the Friendswood Broncos and the Lighthouse Charity Team from 10 am to 2 pm. Martin Griffin entertained with music and Lighthouse provided the barbecue.

Donations to help the family are still needed and appreciated. Anyone who would like to donate to the family can do so at This will be a direct donation. By choosing friends and family when giving, 100 percent of the funds will go directly to the family.

“If you have ever spent any time at sea you know what a lighthouse can mean. For a ship in a storm that bright light signifies a safe harbor. Well it has been a little stormy lately for the Koks family. So we would like to thank Lighthouse Charities for their efforts at the park. They have been a light in the dark,” Remy’s dad Glenn Koks said.

FYFA President Eddie Ray and the Broncos team members also worked on the picnic to make it happen..

“We would also like to thank the Friendswood Broncos. Not just for working with Remy over the last six seasons teaching him the fundamentals of the game of football. But also teaching life skills like respect, discipline, teamwork and leadership. The organization, coaches and parents have been a blessing. The Broncos are about much more than ‘football’. They are about community,” Koks said.

“We are happy to help this family in way we can,” Ray said.

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