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TEAM HALLY GAME: A GREAT DAY IN MANHATTAN!

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We had a ball!

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the K-State women’s basketball game with us on January 19. We were thrilled to see so many familiar faces, and many new ones too!

Please click to enjoy the many photos submitted by our friends who also attended the game.

Below are words from some of our Team Hally followers about why they enjoy the Team Hally game every year:

The Team Hally game not only means a lot to the fans but it is a tradition that has been passed down over the years from player to player. This game and the relationship with the families involved in Team Hally mean a lot to us as players on and off the court. When I started at Kansas State, I didn’t know about the Team Hally events that went on. When I got on the team, the meaning behind it grew on me and it is now something I hold close to my heart and look forward to doing each year. Having the support behind not only the Yust family but the other families involved helps us as players feel supported and loved. The event after the game was a great time to be able to connect with the families and enjoy watching the Chiefs get a win! It was nice to be able to connect with different people from all ages enjoy each other’s company after such a meaningful game.”
K-State Sophomore Christianna Carr

What a special day for both our program and the entire Team Hally community to rally together to celebrate the life of Hally Yust. There was extra energy in Bramlage on Sunday from the tunnel walk to all the signs in the crowd; our team could feel it. This was another opportunity for our student-athletes to be impacted by something much bigger than the game of basketball. We are reminded of the love that Hally had for K-State and the women’s basketball program. Hally and the Yust family will forever be a part of our K-State family.
K-State Women’s Basketball Coach Sadie Thramer

I was excited to invite my basketball team from Christ Prep to the Team Hally game this year. I was able to tell them about Hally and her love for the Lord and the ministry of giving Bibles. It was so neat to see the connection to the K-State players and being able to pray for them and see them after the game. I aways enjoy going to the Team Hally game every year. Though I was only friends with Hally for a few years, I am thankful to God for her friendship and for the hope we have in Christ.
but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defence to anyone who ask you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect 
1 Peter 3:15
Team Hally Supporter Sophie Brunkow

The Team Hally game is a special event because it gathers a community of friends and family to not just simply watch basketball and have a good time, but more importantly to give the opportunity to invest in lives. This investment happens as individuals from Team Hally intentionally pray for the players each week, looking for ways to encourage and support them as athletes, students, and friends. In the midst of the busyness of life we are unable to attend every game seeing all their ups and downs, and their wins and losses. But through prayer we have the opportunity to love, support and care for one another through all of life’s circumstances. I have attended the Team Hally Game every year and it is always so neat to see which relationships God grows deeper and to see who else He brings into your life.
Hally’s Cousin and Team Hally Supporter Noelle Lynch

K-State Women’s Basketball Game

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Join Team Hally in January
Team Hally has a special relationship with the K-State women’s basketball team, as it was an aspiration of Hally’s from an early age to play ball there. In the spirit of this relationship, each year Team Hally members travel to Manhattan for a women’s basketball game.

The 2020 game is Sunday, January 19.

Please watch TeamHally.org for details on buying game tickets and shirts to support this fun event. The Team Hally website is the only place shirts will be available – and for a limited time.

Save the date; more details coming soon.

Reflections on Dirty Dash

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By Team Hally Supporter and K-State Women’s Basketball Player, Ashley Ray

This is Ashley Ray from the Kansas State Women’s basketball team.

My team and I are thrilled to reflect on our experience with the 2019 Team Hally Dirty Dash. Every year the team, coaches, and I are invited to an amazing event hosted by the Yust family. This remarkable family created this event to honor their daughter, Hally.

The Yust family always shares stories with us on how interested in basketball Hally was, and that her dream was to play for the Kansas State Women’s basketball team. Hally and her family are a very strong family of faith and have always devoted their lives to giving back. Hally also loved sharing Christ with those in need through serving at Center of Grace in Olathe, Kansas, raising money to give Bibles in Haiti, running in marathons, and giving money to any charity that she could. We are so inspired by Hally’s story and how much she accomplished at such a young age.

This event is not only one of the many highlights of our schedule, it is one of the most enjoyable, interactive venues we are fortunate enought to visit every year. The Dirty Dash is exactly what it sounds like: the Yust family mows down a 2.5-mile course filled with various jumps, mud crawls, a mud slide, and especially a small pond contestants must cross to get to the next obstacle in the course.

Volunteering at this event is so rewarding to not only give back, but to see our head coach run in the race. After crossing the finish line, Coach Mittie is caked in mud and splattered with paint. While we all stand and laugh at the free entertainment, he chases after us to try to give us all a really big, muddy hug.

Being a junior at K-State and having experienced the Dirty Dash event for three years, the crowd of people who show up to participate never fails to amaze me. So much joy and hard work goes into this event and it truly shows with the people that are on hand to support it every year.

My teammates and I have really enjoyed getting to know Hally’s family and friends through the years and have created eternal friendships with everyone involved.

As of 2019, the Yust family has officially adopted the Kansas State Women’s basketball team. I would like to say that having your life impacted in such a positive way by a little girl that you never met, is a powerful thing. The Yust family will forever be a part of the K-State family and Hally will always be protected by the Cats. #GoCats

Yust Family Joins Lady Wildcats in Texas

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On Sunday, February 17, the K-State women’s basketball team did it bigger in Texas by defeating the #15 Lady Longhorns —- 69-60!  The Yust Family was hosted by the team and Rob Heil from K-State; we spent the weekend in Texas with them. It was such a great opportunity to get to know each of the players better, to be part of their season, AND to encourage them. These young women are hardworking, energetic, persevering, encouraging, kind and fun!

Team Hally has had a group praying individually for players and coaches this season. One of the coaches shared with me how much it meant to her that she was been prayed for, and how encouraging it was for her to receive a card from her prayer partner. Let us know if you would like to be part of this vital part of our ministry by praying for and encouraging the K-State women’s basketball team for the 2019-2020 season.

Also, plans are in the works for our next Team Hally Game in Manhattan!  1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” Partnering with Coach Mittie and the Lady Wildcats has definitely been a huge opportunity to encourage them, and also to encourage all of us at Team Hally.

Pictured above: The Yust family with Rob Heil and members of the K-State women’s basketball team.

Pictured below: The K-State women’s basketball team; Yust family members on the beach in Texas;  Kayla Goth of the K-State women’s basketball team.

Snowfall is No Match for Team Hally at K-State Women’s Basketball Game

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kstate-jumbo-tronOne morning, a woman was curled up on her couch with a soft fur blanket draped over her lap.The only noise was the flicker of the fire dancing beside her.Her neck was bent in prayer and soft tears dripped down her cheeks as she poured out her heart to the Lord. She silently prayed for the Lord to send the snow she hadn’t seen for much of that winter. Her daughter had loved the snow and sledding. Snowball fights had been her all time favorite — but now her daughter was with Jesus. And so the woman prayed for the quiet, soft winter snow to come.

Fast forward to a week later: a snow storm hit Kansas and Missouri like never before. Piles and piles of snow descended over the wheat fields and countryside, so much so that the branches of trees snapped under the weight. What a blessing from the Lord to show His attentiveness in even the smallest detail of our lives. And He sent the refreshing, pure white blanket of snow the day before the Team Hally K-State women’s basketball game.

On the morning of the Team Hally game, two hundred precious friends and family of the Yust family drove to Manhattan, Kansas to attend the fourth annual K-State women’s basketball game in honor of Hally Yust, whose dream it was to play basketball in college.The Yust family greeted everyone as they arrived at Bramlage Coliseum to watch the game. It was such a great time of fellowship (even though K-State lost); the day was filled with the joy of believers gathering together and encouraging one another.

One of the most encouraging aspects of the whole day was when Team Hally members mingled with the players after the game. At the beginning of the basketball season, everyone from Team Hally was given the opportunity to adopt a player from the team to pray for and write letters to. At this post-game event, they were given the chance to meet the players they were praying for every day. The looks on the Lady Wildcats’ faces when they were told that they were being personally prayed for every day was impactful. The power of prayer is real!

Overall, the Team Hally game was a blessed day, and we can already begin praying for the 2020 basketball game!