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Tyson’s Treasure Chest hosts first “Deuces Cancer” bowling fundraiser in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska) — The Tyson’s Treasure Chest foundation hosted a fundraiser on Saturday to raise awareness of pediatric cancer and provided an opportunity for families to spend a fun afternoon in the lanes.

Ten years ago, the Chambers family lost their son, Tyson, to brain cancer. To keep his memory alive, they decided to bring smiles to others.

“He always had a smile on his face,” said Tyson’s father and co-founder of the organization, Austin Chambers. “Nothing was keeping him down and he always wanted to give his shirt to his friends, so when it came time to find a foundation, giving toys to complete strangers was right up his alley.”

Tyson’s Treasure Chest brings chests full of new toys to other kids who are battling cancer in hopes of brightening their day.

“Every once in a while a family sends us a photo of their child pulling out the toy, and it’s pretty special to know that you can take something awful and turn it into something meaningful,” Chambers said.

On Saturday, the foundation hosted its first “Deuces Cancer” fundraiser at Sun Valley Lanes and Games, where the community could have fun while raising awareness about pediatric cancer.

As this was the first year, the organizers were blown away by the community support.

“We weren’t sure if we would be able to fill all the lanes but we have over 160 bowlers,” said board member Jeremiah Sirles. “Just seeing people rally around such a great cause, it’s been amazing.”

As for Tyson’s father, he knows his son would be proud.

“I know Tyson would be super excited to see a lot of people revel in his memory.”

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