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March 12, 2014

Helping out with hoops

Free youth basketball mentoring program continues to grow

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“I just think they did an incredible job setting up the whole thing,” Bourdeau said. “They started with just 10 guys and now it’s grown to be hundreds. It’s just a great thing they’re doing and I really hope more people get involved and help us fundraise because it’s really going to great places.”

This year, Community Hoops is tentatively scheduled to begin on June 23 and culminate with its big Hoop-a-Thon fundraiser on Aug. 23, in which players shoot free throws to raise money and win prizes.

“It’s eight weeks, it’s succinct, it’s hopefully going to end before our college students go to college,” Petty said. “It’s going to start after everyone is out of school so it’s easier that way.”

To learn more about Community Hoops, visit www.communityhoops.net.

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