Charity hoops tournament to benefit Salvation Army

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 1, 2005

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.

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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.