Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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May 12, 2013

Hoops for Care

Local prep players sign up

ASHLAND — A charity basketball game between local high students will feature students from across the Tri-State playing for the benefit of fellow students in foster care.

The Hoops for Care basketball game will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Boyd County Middle School. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged as they will be used by Necco and For Jamie’s Sake to benefit local foster children.

Funds will cover the cost of special events and activities such as prom or senior trips, said Arkell Bruce, the home resource coordinator for Necco and event organizer.

Bruce is also the assistant coach at Huntington Prep; eight of his senior players will participate in the game.

Andrew Wiggins, the top prep player in the country and a recruiting target of the University of Kentucky, is a senior at Huntington Prep, but it couldn’t be confirmed if he will be playing.

The game will also feature 10 students from Boyd County, Russell, Fairview and Ashland schools.

Bruce said the game was a great way to get local players together for a common cause along with two agencies that often partner.

“We’re both nonprofit and we’re both here for the kids, to do whatever we can do for them, to have a normal childhood growing up and to help them become successful adults and transition into adulthood,” he said. “That is what we do and that is why we are here. It is important for us to team up because it is all the same cause.”

The players, he said, “jumped at the chance to play the game and to play against the competition they would be playing against,” but were also excited about the cause.

“It is just so they have money to be considered regular kids and not less-fortunate foster kids,” Bruce said. “They want to do what normal kids do, and going to prom costs money.”

CARRIE STAMBAUGH can be reached at (606) 326-2653 or by email at cstambaugh@dailyindependent.com.

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