Livingston Hoops holds annual pancake fundraiser for summer program

In this undated photos, the Livingston Hoops Program poses for a team portrait at Kansas University in Lawrence, Kansas.
Jordan P. Ingram
Enterprise Staff Writer

If you’re looking for breakfast this weekend, look no further than Pinky’s Cafe. Livingston Hoops, which features several members of the Park High Rangers basketball team, is hosting its annual Pancake Fundraiser for the Livingston Summer Hoops Program at Pinky’s Cafe at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday in Livingston. 

Pinky’s owner Morgan Milton is donating the pancake batter and will cook for the Rangers, who will try to consume as many flapjacks as possible. Each player hopes to receive sponsored donations per pancake.

All donations will go towards helping fund trips for the basketball team for tournaments at MSU-Billings, Billings Skyview, Manhattan Christian, Butte Central, Laurel and Dillon. The team also plans to attend the University of Oregon Team Camp at the end of June in Eugene. 

Last year, through fundraising efforts, the Rangers were able to attend a basketball camp in Lawrence, Kansas at Kansas University. 

“Our team understands that without the support of the community, we wouldn’t have the opportunities to grow as a team during the off-season,” Park coach Layne Glaus wrote in an email to the Enterprise. “We couldn’t be more thankful for the selfless people of Livingston and the support they have offered to our Summer Hoops Program.”

Over the past few years, Livingston Hoops has received strong community support with opportunities to raise money bagging groceries at Albertsons and Town & Country and washing cars at Yellowstone Country Motors dealership. 

Park County residents Peggy O’Connor, Gabe Williams, Deb Corbett and Ted and Gloria Kulaga have put the boys to work with various jobs and Lisa Svendson and ERA Landmark have also contributed to the program.  

“Along with the obvious benefits of improving our basketball skills individually and as a team, it allows our team the opportunity to build relationships and enhances one of our core values, unity,” Glaus wrote. 

Everyone is encouraged to attend Sunday’s pancake “eat-off” and pancake pledge forms will be available at the restaurant.