Liberty Local Schools is encouraging those coming to the Liberty High School boys basketball game to wear green for a student battling kidney failure.

The district is raising money for freshman Zak Stevens, who has battled kidney disease for most of his life.

Stevens is currently in kidney failure and undergoing dialysis.

Due to the severity of his disease, he is currently unable to be placed on the transplant list.

Stevens has been a student at Liberty since kindergarten and is expected to be at the game Friday along with his mother and two brothers that also attend Liberty.

Zak was also involved in a motorcycle accident that claimed the life of his father three years ago.

Before the game, students will be selling 'Zak Strong' t-shirts for $5.

Students wearing 'Zak Strong' shirts will be able to enter the game for $1 while adults wearing the shirt can get in for $6.

Niles, Liberty's opponent Friday, will also sell the shirts at their schools.

Both teams will wear the 'Zak Strong' shirts to the game.