Charity Basketball Clinic to Help Vinemont Child Get Diabetic Alert Dog

Charity Taylor

CULLMAN — On Saturday, October 24th, there will be a one-day basketball clinic for boys and girls in kindergarten through 8th grade. Directed by former Vinemont High School players, Josh, Jared and Jay Hembree, the clinic will feature past and present players and coaches from Cullman County. All money raised from the event will help purchase a Diabetic Service Alert Dog for 5-year-old Lucas Hembree who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in April of 2015.

Local 5-Year-Old Raising Money for Diabetic Alert Dog

Activity, excitement, heat and anxiety all cause big changes in the body's blood sugar, which are things that happen to a 5-year-old all the time so he has to be constantly monitored." Charity Taylor, Lucas' Mother CULLMAN – Meet the adorable 5-year-old Lucas Hembree .

The clinic will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Cullman High School from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For $40, participants will receive basketball instruction, a ‘Paws For a Cause’ T-shirt, lunch and a chance to win prizes. 

To register for the clinic or for more information, e-mail Registration e-mails should include the child’s name, age, grade, school and T-shirt size. Payment may be sent via PayPal to

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