Fundraiser for former MVP with leukemia tonight

Brian Scott (at far end of table) and teammates, Taylor Parker, Weston Yardley, and Kevin Mortenson on National Signing Day signing their national letters of intent to play football at SUU last spring. Scott has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and is undergoing treatment in Salt Lake City, Utah. A fundraiser is being held for him in Hurricane at 5 p.m. on Oct. 11, 2012. Cedar City, Utah, February, 2012 | Photo by Patrick Blake, St. George News

HURRICANE — Brian Scott helped deliver a state championship to Hurricane. Now the community is trying to give something back.

Last year’s 3A football MVP and three-time wrestling state champion was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) last week and is undergoing intense chemotherapy in Salt Lake City’s Primary Children’s Medical Center. The 19-year old found out about the cancer as he was preparing for his LDS mission. He had already received his mission call to Uruguay.

A hot dog and hamburger meal will be served at the Tigers Stadium at 5 p.m. and patrons are encouraged to donate whatever they can to pay for the meal. All proceeds will go to the Scott family.

Dubbed “Burgers for Brian,” the event will last about 90 minutes leading up to the pivotal Region 9 football game, which starts at 7 p.m.

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