Friendly basketball game assists local charity

NOW: Friendly basketball game assists local charity

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. -- A friendly game of basketball provided some help from the hardwood to assist a local charity.

High school students from Niles hosted Brandywine for four six-minute matchups pitting staff versus students.

It all started with a project from three Niles students looking to help the community somehow.

In doing so, they enlisted help from the Niles mayor and the Ferry Street Resource Center, a local organization helping the homeless.

The event also included a silent auction, a raffle, and a halfcourt shot contest.

At last check, the students estimated around $2000 was raised, which will be donated to the resource center which is still cleaning up after a fire last May.

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