Fundraiser Thursday for North Tahoe child battling brain cancer |

Fundraiser Thursday for North Tahoe child battling brain cancer

Ty Whisler, a Michigan fan, stands on the sidelines at Michigan Stadium earlier this year in Ann Arbor.
Courtesy Jill Whisler |

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• In November, the Sierra Sun-North Lake Tahoe Bonanza featured Ty Whisler’s story of courage, and the community’s support around the Team Ty Ty campaign. Visit to read more.

• Donate online: You can also visit to donate directly to Ty Whisler’s medical fund.

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — With the holidays right around the corner, Alpenglow Sports has designed an exciting, practical and community-oriented seasonal event.

The Tahoe City shop is inviting the community to join a “Holiday Open House” on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 4-8 p.m. to benefit Ty Whisler, a local 10-year-old fighting brain cancer.

At the event, 20% of all sales will be donated to the Whisler family.

Whisler just recently turned 10. Like any regular elementary school kid, he attended the first day of school this fall, met his new teacher, and hung out with old and new friends.

After school, Ty played his first soccer game of the season, where unfortunately a blow to the head sent him to the Emergency Room.

A frightening diagnosis occurred, in which doctors discovered a medulloblastoma brain tumor. Ty immediately underwent major brain surgery and has started his long road to recovery through radiation and chemotherapy treatment.

“Our community is second to none when it comes to supporting our own during a time of need,” said Alpenglow owner Brendan Madigan. “The Whislers are amazing people … Jill is a world-class triathlete and nutritionist and Alan a local firefighter for the North Tahoe Fire District. They are both a admirable public servants who have always played a vital role in the fabric of our North Lake Tahoe community.

It’s our hope that we can now do our part to help them in their very real and frightening time of need.”

At the Open House, Alpenglow staff will have giving jars and Ty’s GoFundMe page available for additional donations. Staff will also be on hand to help with gift ideas, wrapping, and the pouring of adult holiday beverages.

This article was provided by Alpenglow Sports, located at 415 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Visit to learn more.

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