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Foundation to hold its last High School Basketball Showcase: Line-up Announce

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Foundation to hold its last High School Basketball Showcase Announce Line-up

Will benefit local terminally ill kids

November 8, 2017, Youngstown – The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley will present their sixth and final Hope Classic High School Basketball Showcase on Saturday, December 9 at the Struthers Field House.

Action begins at 3 p.m. with two boys and two girls games on tap.

The showcase will feature the host Struthers Wildcats and South Range Raiders’ boys and girls’ teams with the LaBrae and Malvern boys, and Brookfield and Howland girls also scheduled to take part.

All proceeds generated will benefit The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley.  Since it’s inception in 2012, the event has raised thousands of dollars for chronically/terminally ill children in the Mahoning Valley. 

The South Range and Brookfield girl’s will get the action started, with the complete schedule as follows:

                        * 3 p.m: South Range vs Brookfield (Girls)
                        * 4:30 p.m: Howland vs. Struthers (Girls)
                        * 6 p.m: LaBrae vs Struthers (Boys)
                        * 7:30 p.m: South Range vs Malvern (Boys)
                        (DOORS OPEN AT 2 P.M.)

Additional activities include and exhibition between the LaBrae and Struthers sixth-grade boys teams, who will play an exhibition during halftime of the LaBrae vs. Struthers boys game at 7:30 p.m.

Pre-sale tickets are on sale for $7 (General Admission) and can be obtained on-line at:  A ticket is good for all four games while ticket prices the day of the event are $7 for Adults and $4 for Children under 12 years of age. 

Partners for the event include television stations Newsradio 570 WKBN, 93.3 The Wolf, WKBN 27 First News & FOX TV, Minuteman Press-Youngstown, Lamar Advertising and Eagle Wear Inc.

Further information concerning sponsorships, donations or tickets can be obtained by calling Tony Spano, founder/executive director at (330)-406-1048 or visit


The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley: Since 2007, our nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization has coordinated the efforts of volunteers, funding, sponsorship partners, and a dedicated board of trustees to raise more than tens of thousands of dollars to help area children who are battling chronic and terminal illnesses. We provide charitable and financial support to local charities that share our goal of improving the lives of chronically/terminally ill children and their families with money raised from donations and our signature fundraisers. For more information about The Hope Foundation please visit the website at

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