Stephenville Fundraiser To Benefit Justin Monk Family

A fundraiser has been set to benefit 2001 Stephenville High School graduate Justin Monk, who recently learned that he has a rare neurological cancer in his brain and spinal cord, according to a former schoolmate who is helping organize the event. The benefit, dubbed Monk Strong Football/Cheer Camp & Family Fun Day, will be Saturday, March 16, at Stephenville High School. The event will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

In January, Monk was diagnosed with PPTID (parenchymal tumor of intermediate differentiation). Monk is currently receiving radiation and chemotherapy at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Temple to treat multiple tumors in his brain and spinal cord.

The benefit will include both a football and a cheerleading camp for youth to be staged on the SHS practice fields, as well as a silent auction and a bake auction in Gandy Gym. Other activities will include bounce houses and face painting. There will be no admission charge to enter the gym, but each activity will have its own participation fee. T-shirts featuring the words “Monk Strong Football/Cheer Camp & Family Fun Day are also being sold to benefit Monk.

Justin and his wife, Monica, live in Hamilton County with their four children, Jansen, 10, Caden, 8, Kinsley, 3, and Addley, six months.

For more information, call 254-968-8741 or email