How to Be Part of the Excitement When the Flagg Brothers Play to the Home Crowd in Maine
If you didn't get tickets to the hottest event in Maine, you can still be part of the excitement.
Ace and Cooper Flagg from Newport, Maine, return to play in Portland on January 5 at 7:30 at the Cross Insurance Arena. When tickets went on sale in November, they were sold out in about four hours. The Flagg brothers and their Montverde teammates face Gonzaga (DC).
If you haven't heard, Cooper Flagg is the top-rated high school basketball player in the country by ESPN. Next, this talented young man is off to Duke University. It's quite the journey when you consider that he, Cooper, and their brother Hunter were all premature babies. That's why we will all be wearing 'In Flagg We Trust'.
Victor Rios from Expose Design designed this shirt to support Maine Basketball's Cooper and Ace Flagg in August and received the family's blessing. They loved the shirt and asked to have a portion of the sales go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities here in Portland. It was important to the Flagg family to give back to the RMHC. The RMHC was there for them in their time of need.
In August 2004, Hunter was born at MMC at 24 weeks, weighing just 1 lb. 10 oz. His twin brother, Ryder, passed away at two days old. The family was able to stay at the RMH in Portland for the duration of Hunter's 109-day hospital stay until he was strong enough to go home. In December of 2006, Kelly Flagg was again admitted to MMC as a high-risk patient, pregnant with twins. Ace and Cooper were born three weeks later at 35 weeks.
Ralph Flagg and two-year-old Hunter were able to stay at the RMH and be nearby. While Kelly, Ace, and Cooper recovered at MMC. Miraculously, they were discharged from the hospital at just four days old on Christmas Day, because they were already bigger and stronger than expected. Although the stay was much shorter, the family will be forever thankful for the generosity of their organization.
Welcome home, Cooper and Ace! We can't wait to watch you and support you in every way!
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