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Hoops for the Heart a success

Published 7:41pm Friday, March 22, 2013

Demopolis Middle School held their Hoops for the Heart event Friday and raised more than $7,300 for the American Heart Association.

DMS coach Jesse Bell said all of the children had a good time playing basketball during the event on the five hoops that were set up in the gym.

“Everything went great,” he said. “The kids did a fantastic job raising money and they had a wonderful time during the event. It was a full day of fun and shooting basketball.”

Throughout the day, there were four-on-four basketball games and three-point competitions for the students to participate in.

Last year, the school raised more than $9,000, but Bell was still pleased with the results.

“It was a good way to send the students into spring break,” Bell said.

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