11-year-old organizes fundraiser
SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield boy is hosting a basketball tournament to raise money to support development efforts in Africa.
“Hoops of Hope” will take place at Springfield Community Center on Main Street on Saturday. Participants shoot free throws and proceeds will support the building of a community center and drill wells in Malawi.
Colby Downing, 11, learned about the plight of African children during Vacation Bible School at the Calvary Baptist Church in Springfield. He enjoys basketball and wanted to host an event that would benefit the children.
Colby has invited all children, teens, adults and basketball teams and clubs to “Hoops of Hope.” Those who participate receive a free T-shirt.
Volunteers are needed to run the event. For more information, contact Colby at 886-1646 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations can also be made to Hoops of Hope, 19 Reservoir Road, Springfield, VT 05156.
For more information about Hoops of Hope, an international organization, visit www.hoopsofhope.org.