2021 – COURAGE AWARD
Canon‐McMillan High School
- Luke Blanock was an athlete whose battle with a rare form of bone cancer (Ewing’s Sarcoma) inspired many athletes, coaches, fans and all of Western Pennsylvania sports in general. Blanock played basketball and baseball at Canon‐McMillan. After undergoing treatment for the cancer, Blanock played some for the Canon‐McMillan basketball team in the 2014‐15 season. The cancer returned, but it didn’t deter Blanock. Despite undergoing chemotherapy treatments, Blanock started a baseball game at pitcher in the spring of 2015. Luke passed away in December 2017. He was honored and memorialized with the WPIAL’s John Challis Courage Award in 2016.