Champions for Children Basketball Tournament Taking Place
To benefit children with developmental disabilities
March 28, 2011
The fifth annual Champions for Children basketball tournament will take place Friday, April 8, through Sunday, April 10 at Dearborn Gym on the University of Maine at Farmington campus. The Franklin Community Health Network (FCHN) is organizing the fundraising event with the assistance of staff from Ranor Mechanical.
The beneficiary will be Franklin Health Child & Adolescent Developmental Pediatrics, which treats children with developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, and difficulties with learning and school performance.
There will be six high caliber men’s teams from Maine participating. Tournament games will be held Friday evening at 6 and 7 p.m. and again on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday championship round games are slated to take place at 10 and 11 a.m. with the final at 1 p.m.
New this year, will be a Saturday children’s game at 11 a.m. Later at Sunday noon, a coed game featuring a team of FCHN employees will take place.
Sponsors of the event include: Ranor Mechanical, Hight Chevrolet, Kyes Insurance, Hebert Construction, Western Maine Insurance, Androscoggin Bank, and Ernest Stables. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Tickets are $5 for adults (18 and older), $3 for students, and those under the age of 5 are free.. Concessions including sandwiches, popcorn, home baked goods, and water will be available from members of the Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
“This is an opportunity for basketball enthusiasts to enjoy affordable family fun and delicious refreshments—all while helping Maine children with disabilities,” said Tom Hagerstrom, FCHN development director. “I’d also like to give special thanks to Tim Madden and Aaron St. Pierre from our slam dunk sponsor Ranor, who did much of the organizing for the event.”
For information about games and sponsorship opportunities, contact Hagerstrom at 779-2471.
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