Saturday marked the largest crowd so far this season for a Riverton Wolverines basketball game and it was for a good reason. The day was promoted as a benefit for long-time Riverton educator and Coach Ron Porter, who is battling liver cancer. He coached both the RHS Boys and Girls teams and, early in his career, coached in Cody.
At half-time of the boy’s game, former players and students streamed on the floor of the gym to honor Porter.
There was also a silent and live auction to raise funds for Porter’s treatments. Cody’s newest celebrity resident, Kanye West, personally donated two pair of Yeezy shoes for the auction, one of which took ing $3,010.
Many in attendance said it was a heartfelt expression of support from the public to Porter, who has been an integral part of the Riverton community for decades.