Tournament will Benefit Gates County High School

The sounds of basketballs bouncing on the hardwood always brings out the competitive spirit.

But that sound can also signal a worthwhile fundraiser.

Such will be the case on Saturday, April 20 at the Gates County High School gym. There, Gates County Community Partnership will conduct an Alumni Charity Basketball Expo.

“One hundred percent of the proceeds we raise at this event will be donated to Gates County High School,” said Benjamin C. Saunders, Jr, Director of Gates County Community Partnership.

Saunders added that the Partnership is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity.

“Our mission is to inspire and increase community engagement by the citizens of Gates County for the educational and social development of its youth,” Saunders stated.

The Alumni Charity Expo will feature games for ages 35-and-under and 35-and-over. Gates County High School alumni, men and women, are encouraged to participate.

There is a $20 per person participation fee. General admission for fans is $5 per person. Admission is free for ages 8 and under.

Advance tickets are available online at

The event will feature the games along with a 3-point shooting and slam dunk contest. Awards and prizes are up to grabs.

Additionally, there will be free health and wellness checks.

For more information, send an email to [email protected].