Josh Gantner Memorial
The 2018 Josh Gantner Memorial was presented to Crawford Henry Bigge.
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In 1995, Josh Gantner and his twin brother A.J. were playing football in the Junior Division of EJFL and his sister Cara was cheering for the Vikings. Josh became ill and was diagnosed at Riley with Ewings Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. At that time, Evansville Junior Football League wanted to do something to help the Gantner family through these troubled times. EJFL stepped up and did a fundraising game with the proceeds going to the Gantner family for medical expenses.
After three long years of every treatment possible, including a bone marrow transplant from AJ, Josh Gantner lost his battle with cancer in 1999 and passed away. With the permission of the Gantner family, we have established the “Josh Gantner Memorial ” as Josh was the reason this event was started.