Drummond Island, DeTour Basketball Game Benefits Messenger Family

“It’s not even DeTour and Drummond, it’s the whole Eastern U.P. That comes together for something like this.”

Tragedy hit a small community.

Now that community is supporting each other and a family in mourning.

Kyle Messenger, and his 5-year old-son, Ethan were killed Sunday in a fire at their home on Drummond Island.

Wednesday night, the basketball game between DeTour and Alanson served as a fundraiser for their family.

There was a 50-50 raffle, donation jars, and all proceeds from the game and concessions will be given to the family.

Organizers say that is the least they can do to help out a family that needs so much.

“The student went to Drummond Elementary, and so there’s a lot of students and parents, families, teachers that all come together when something like this happens in a small community,” says Suzanne Kuusinen.

A funeral for Kyle and Ethan will be held at Galer Funeral Home in Pickford Friday at 3:30.

You can donate to the family through the gofundme.