Hoops for a Cause to benefit local charity

Students at LCHS can look forward to seeing some 3-on-3 basketball action in a couple of weeks.

  • Oct. 22, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Students at Ecole Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School (LCHS) can look forward to seeing some 3-on-3 basketball action in a couple of weeks.

The school will be hosting their first annual ‘Hoops For a Cause’ 3-on-3 basketball tournament in support of Lacombe’s Family and Community Support Services on the weekend of Nov. 20th and it is open to any Grade 7-12 student at any high school.

“All proceeds are going to the FCSS Adopt a Family for Christmas, so we’re supporting the local charity that they have going there,” said Brooke McBurney, one of the organizers with the event.

According to McBurney, all of the money raised will be going to families who need a little extra help to get through the Christmas season.

“They have several different programs. They have the Fill a Fridge program, they have Coach for Kids and they also do Santa’s Anonymous,” the Grade 11 student said.

McBurney is one of the students in the leadership program at the school who help organize fundraisers like this one.

The event will be held in the LCHS gym and is open to anyone in Grades 7-12 at any high school who wants to get involved.

McBurney said they are supporting the FCSS because it is an important part of the community.

“They’re an amazing organization. It supports local families, which is really important, to me at least. With all proceeds going to them you know that families in your community will be helped,” she said.

There is a $20 per player registration fee and participants can register either as a single or as a team of three.

Anyone wishing to participate in the tournament can contact the school to obtain a registration form.

zcormier@lacombeexpress.com