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Charity hoops tournament to benefit Salvation Army

The Demopolis High Class of 1995 isn’t content with just getting together for catching up and idle chatter at their ten-year reunion. They’re hosting a community event–a charity “street ball” tournament–to help those less fortunate.

“We wanted to have an event everyone could be a part of, especially the youth here in Demopolis,” says Tournament organizer Karmen Moon. “We’ve gotten some good response.”

The Tournament will be held Saturday, July 2, at 5:30 p.m. at U.S. Jones Elementary School. In addition to the main event, which will feature as many as 8 different teams vying for the tournament title, a three-point shooting contest and a slam-dunk contest will be held. Anyone in attendance will be able to register when they arrive to participate in the contests.

Teams may still register to participate in the tournament, Moon said, although only a few slots remain.

Admission to the event will be either $1 or 1 item of canned goods. Although a longer-term project than the donation to the Salvation Army, Moon said the class of 1995 wants to make the tourney an every-five year event and eventually use the funds raised to provide a minority student at Demopolis High with a college scholarship.

“We were pondering what to do,” Moon said, “and we knew that people like to play and watch basketball. We knew this could be a lot of fun.”

For more information on the Tourney or to register, call 205-422-7920.