Champions for Health Care Basketball Tournament Taking Place
To benefit children with developmental disabilities
April 24, 2013
The 7th Annual Champions for Health Care Basketball Tournament will take place Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5 at the University of Maine at Farmington’s Dearborn Gym located on High Street. Franklin Community Health Network (FCHN) is organizing the fundraising event.
The beneficiary will be Franklin Health Child & Adolescent Developmental Pediatrics, a medical practice that specializes in children with developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, anxiety, and difficulties with learning and school performance.
High caliber men’s teams from throughout Maine are slated to participate. Tournament games will be held Friday evening from 5:30–7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday will additionally feature a coed exhibition game at noon between FCHN and Walmart employees. Championship games will take place on Sunday from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
A silent auction will take place during the tournament. Included among the items are a portable basketball system and two highly sought after box seats to the Red Sox home game against Detroit on September 4 (seat location is RF Box 92 Row HH seats 3 & 4).
Concessions including sandwiches, popcorn, home baked goods, and beverages will be available.
“This is an opportunity for basketball enthusiasts to enjoy affordable family fun, while helping to raise money and awareness for area children with developmental disabilities,” said Jill Gray, community relations manager.
Sponsors to date include: Ranor Mechanical, Hebert Construction, Kyes Insurance, Ernest Stables, Androscoggin Bank, United Insurance, Hight Chevrolet, and the Cullenberg Law Office. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for any business or individual that is interested in participating. In addition, donations of goods and services for the silent auction are also being sought.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children, and those under 5 are free.
For information on games and sponsorship opportunities, as well as donations to the silent action should contact Gray at 779-2555.
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