Hoops For Hope Basketball Event Is Dec. 14

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Hoops for Hope is a day-long basketball event that benefits the Mary Ellen Locher Foundation, which provides college scholarships to students who have a parent who have battled/survived or passed away from breast cancer.  Mary Ellen Locher was a local broadcaster for years at local WTVC in Chattanooga.  This foundation was founded in her name.

This is the fifth year of the event.  It started at Red Bank High School under the direction of Steven Redman and then traveled to The Baylor School for two years and this will be the second year the event has been hosted at Signal Mountain.

The tournament will be Saturday, Dec. 14, at Signal Mountain Middle High School.  There are 10 local basketball teams participating.

The schedule is as follows: 

11 a.m.    GPS vs. CSAS

12:30 p.m.   Notre Dame vs. Red Bank

2 p.m.     Soddy Daisy vs. Baylor

3:30 p.m.     Signal Mtn (ladies)  vs.  South Pitt

5 p.m.     Signal Mtn (men)  vs. South Pitt

All of the games above are female teams with the exception of the final game....this is the first year to have a boys team included in the event. 

The actual date of the event this year would have been Mary Ellen's 54th birthday, and the event will celebrate in style.

The day consists of local entertainment from participating schools, a Hoops for Hope memory quilt silent auction and bake sale. 

All proceeds from the day go to benefit the Mary Ellen Locher Foundation. 


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