The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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September 12, 2013

Kaimyn Anderson Memorial Basketball Game set

— When 12-year-old Kaimyn Anderson tragically passed away last Friday night, Wyoming County native Nathan England, like those who knew “K-Man,” felt the impact.

“My daughter is 13 years old,” England said. “She was in a grade above him, and  when tragedy strikes everyone says ‘he was a good kid.’ But with Kaimyn it’s true. He honestly was a good kid.”

England grew up with Kaimyn’s mother, Chrystal, and wanted to do something to help.

His idea?

Turn to the thing for which Wyoming County is best known  — basketball.

England organized the Kaimyn Anderson Memorial Basketball Game to take place at Wyoming East High School on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m.

“We just wanted to raise some money for the family,” England said. “So I contacted some people who knew the boy and people from this area and asked them to be involved.”

The response he received was more than he expected.

“It’s been great,” he said. “I started it on Facebook as a general idea. I’ve probably have 150 or 200 people — even from out of state — contact me about donating money or door prizes.”

England says the entire event will be about raising money for the Anderson family.

“I’m doing everything donations,” he said. “Donations at the gate. Donations at the concession. Everything.”

England hopes to announce players who will participate in the coming days, but he did note that one team will be coached by Huntington Prep’s Rob Fulford and the other by Concord University’s Kent McBride. He also noted that Chrystal’s fiance, former Mullens Rebel and WVU Mountaineer Herbie Brooks, and his son Derek will be participating.

“We just want to create a fun atmosphere to honor the boy,” England added. “We’re going to have a silent auction and some door prizes, as well.”

England said that anyone interested in helping with the event can contact him at 304-923-9382.

For those interested in making a donation to the Anderson family, there is a fund set up at First People’s Bank in Mullens and Crab Orchard in Kaimyn’s name.

“Everybody here is a real tight-knit community. Everybody knows everybody, and it impacted us all,” England said. “I just wanted to spearhead this and do a good thing.”


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