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Oswego

Hoops for Hope charity basketball benefit coming Jan. 26 to OHS

OHS, YHS basketball teams to play; additional activities planned

The Oswego varsity boys team and fans honor family and friends who are battling cancer and remembering those who died of cancer during the annual Hoops for Hope basketball games at Yorkville High School last January. This year's Hoops for Hope event will be held at Oswego High School Jan. 26.
The Oswego varsity boys team and fans honor family and friends who are battling cancer and remembering those who died of cancer during the annual Hoops for Hope basketball games at Yorkville High School last January. This year's Hoops for Hope event will be held at Oswego High School Jan. 26.

The Oswego and Yorkville school district communities once again will come together to participate in the Communities vs. Cancer Hoops for Hope charity basketball fundraiser. This year’s theme is "Go Gold for Pediatric Cancer Awareness."

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Oswego High School, 4250 Route 71 in Oswego.

Festivities are planned for children and adults of all ages. Activities include six basketball games between the Oswego High School and Yorkville High School boys and girls teams, a bake sale, games for the kids, halftime and between-game contests, a silent auction and a raffle for the chance to win various baskets filled with products and gift cards from area businesses.

This Go Gold event also includes a first-ever “Out for Blood” blood drive. To sign up, visit https://bit.ly/2EAvPfF.

All of the money raised will go to Cal’s Angels, whose mission is to grant wishes, raise awareness and fund research to help kids who are fighting cancer. For information and a detailed schedule of the day’s events, visit www.calsangels.org/C4C.

Raffle items and gift card donations are still being accepted. Donations may be dropped off at Oswego High School, Door #1 or at the Yorkville High School Athletic office. For information on this event, or to donate, contact Crystal Robinson at 630-554-6026, bcwfbc@sbcglobal.net or 630-336-6026.

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