From CBS 2 Krem.com
SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga Prep representatives said they plan to honor Steve Gleason at Friday’s football game.
The game will launch 34 Challenge, a fundraiser for the G-Prep scholarship and for Team Gleason. Steve Gleason began the foundation to improve the lives of people with neuro-muscular diseases like ALS.
Gleason was a former G-Prep student and a member of the school’s football team. He wore the number 34, inspiring the fundraiser’s name and goal. School officials said they hope to raise $34,000.
The school has also ordered 340 foam helmets for students to wear during the game as a tribute to Gleason.
From G-Prep, Gleason went on to play for WSU and for the New Orleans Saints. He was diagnosed with ALS in 2011.