By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The 10th annual charity basketball game at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School on Tuesday turned out to be the most successful one ever.
Bartley Brown, an eighth grade world history teacher in charge of the event, said the school will be making a donation of $8,050 to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, this year’s charity of choice. The V Foundation for Cancer Research was formed by ESPN and former North Carolina State basketball coach Jim Valvano in 1993.
The V Foundation has awarded more than $130 million to more than 120 facilities nationwide and awards 100 percent of direct cash donations to cancer research and related programs.
The charity basketball game is a school-wide activity that includes all the school’s basketball teams, cheerleaders, dance team, athletes from other sports, band, choir and ambassadors.
Past games have benefitted Children’s of Alabama, Harry S. Truman Middle School, Susan B. Komen Fund, Big Oak Ranch, Special Olympics, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Amelia Center, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the National Brain Tumor Society. In total, Hewitt-Trussville Middle School students have now raised more than $58,050 for these 10 causes.
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