La Crescent-Hokah community steps up to help police chief battling cancer

Donations poured in at local basketball and hockey games for Doug Stavenau

LA CRESCENT, MN. (WKBT)- Donations poured in at local basketball and hockey games Tuesday tonight for Doug Stavenau.

Last summer, the La Crescent Police Chief was diagnosed with cancer and has been undergoing treatment since.

the La Crescent-Hokah basketball and hockey teams took donations to support Stavenau’s family at their games.

This drive is personal since Doug’s daughter plays on the girl’s basketball team.

Her head coach Victoria Larson says turnout says a lot about their community.

“The family is really starting to feel the effects of that everybody is looking out for Doug and the family, so that part has been good and after tonight, I think it’s gonna show even more how much the community has his back,” says Larson.

Donations Tuesday night came in from people who didn’t even come to the game. Someone wrote a check for $5,000 to help support the family.

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