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Hoopsters Hope to Feed Hungry

Muskego Girls' Basketball Organization launches fundraiser to raise interest in girls hoops, and funds for food pantry.

Eric Schroeder is a part of the Muskego Girls' Basketball Organization, which has a membership including high school and grade school club players, from fourth grade to seniors.  Along with their interest in raising awareness in girls hoops, especially for those younger than fourth grade, the organization is also hoping to start the first of many annual 'Hoops for Hope' tournaments. 

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18, at's gyms will feature dozens of match ups involving more than 40 teams spanning fourth to 12th grade. Schroeder said interest has already been high, and they have 42 teams committed to playing in the tournament, which will collect food and monetary donations for the during its run.

"It is open to the public, and will involve both gyms at the high school," he explained. "We're offering $1 off admission with a nonperishable food donation, and for every food item up to 500 we are matching that dollar donation."

The tournament runs 8-8 on Saturday, and 9-5 on Sunday.  There are still openings for teams in fourth, fifth and seventh grades, and for volunteer positions in concessions and admissions.

"This is a great way for kids to get involved, especially those who need service hours, or for parents with kids who perhaps are younger to become interested in basketball and our organization," Schroeder said.

Other questions can be answered by visiting the Girls' Basketball Organization website, or by emailing muskegoGBO@gmail.com.

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