From staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Hewitt-Trussville Middle School is hosting the 11th Annual Charity basketball game next month, but the deadline to order t-shirts is Jan. 20. The event is a school wide activity that includes all of the basketball teams, cheerleaders, dance team and athletes from other sports, as well as the band, choir, ambassadors and the SGA.
This year’s charity is Colon Cancer Research. Each year the school selects a charity that has ties to the school. Both faculty members and students at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School have family members who have been touched by this disease. The past games have benefited many worthy charities; in total, our students have raised more than $58,000 for these organizations.
“We are very excited about our students’ desire to help others,” organizer Bartley Brown said.
Donation levels are available in two tiers: Mushers sponsors will donate $50, and Lead Dogs sponsors are sold for $100.
“Naturally, we will take larger donations. Students who find a sponsor will receive a free t-shirt. We have sold as many as 500 of these shirts in the past. All donations are tax deductible, and will be receipted by the school.”
T-Shirts may also be purchased for $10 with the order deadline is Jan. 20. The shirt will also allow admission into the game. Admission to game without a shirt is $5.
The game will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 in the HTMS gymnasium.