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Tanneberger Tournament marks 35 years

Mika Conley Mannix is guarded by sister Terry during the womens championship game at the Tanneberger.

Mika Conley Mannix is guarded by sister Terry during the womens championship game at the Tanneberger.

— Games start with the first men’s matchup at 1 p.m., with a halftime skills and drills show by current students in kindergarten through second grade. The second men’s game begins at 2:15 p.m., with biddy basketball players grades 3/4 playing at halftime and players in grades 5/6 playing between the second men’s game and the consolation game at 4 p.m.

Following the men’s consolation game, the women’s game will take place ay 5 p.m. with a halftime foul shooting competition for students in grades 7-9. That game will be followed by the men’s championship game at 6:15 p.m. with halftime three-point competition for students in grades 10-12.

Admission, which along with registration fees for players go toward the Dr. Thomas Tanneberger Memorial Scholarship Fund, are $4 for adults and $2 for students, with preschoolers admitted for free. There will also be a 50/50 raffle throughout the day.

The basketball tournament is one of the two major fundraisers for the Tanneberger Memorial Scholarship, along with an annual golf tournament which will be played in June at the Westport Country Club.

“The golf tournament is not an alumni event, so there is a network of people who come to golf every year,” Schwoebel said.

The Tanneberger Memorial Scholarship is given annually at Westport Central.

“The award is given to a graduating senior who exemplifies excellence in both athletics and academics,” Schwoebel said.

For more information, visit tanneberger.org or call 962-8567.

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