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Local basketball tournaments to raise funds, awareness through games

Connor Manning and the rest of the AuSable Valley Patriots will host the Hoops for Hope tournament, one of two local benefit fundraising events in the coming month.

Connor Manning and the rest of the AuSable Valley Patriots will host the Hoops for Hope tournament, one of two local benefit fundraising events in the coming month. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Also, Massachusetts General Hospital will match all funds they raise toward research for neuro-degenerative disorders.

Hoops for Hope

The annual Hoops for Hope Tournament at AuSable Valley Central School will start early this year, as an opening game between the Willsboro Warriors and host Patriots will be played at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, preceeded by the junior varsity contest between the two schools.

On Friday, Dec. 16, the Schroon Lake Wildcats will play against the Harwood junior varsity and varsity squads at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively.

On Saturday, Dec. 17, the junior varsity consolation game will take place at 12:30 p.m., followed by the junior varsity championship game at 2 p.m., the varsity consolation game at 3:30 p.m. and the varsity championship game at 5 p.m.

All the money earned is donated to Hospice and ALS foundation, according to AuSable boys head coach Jamie Douglass.

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