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July 17, 2014

Shooting for change

Amesbury residents create basketball tournament to raise money for High School programs facing budget cuts

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“I’m pretty sure they cut wood shop – and that’s something that really appealed most with me in high school,” Dragon said. “I feel like it’s important for kids to know how to build things. I am big into art, music and theater - although I never did it. I want kids to be able to have a means for their creativity and to really hold it to a high standard because everyone is creative in their own way. I want schools to keep teaching kids how to find that in themselves.”

Anybody over the age of 18 is encouraged to play – just field a team and register. There will be a prize for the winning team – though it has yet to be fully determined. The tournament will begin at 10 a.m. To register, visit the event’s Facebook page by searching “The CarriageTownThrowdown.”

A top-notch basketball player or not, make the trip down to Amesbury Town Park to – if nothing else – talk, meet and watch what promises to be a great event.

“We are opening the doors to everyone,” Wheeler said. “It’s going to be a warm environment – a good opportunity for people to have fun.

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