Baskets for Bucks

Published 5:29 pm Friday, March 10, 2023

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GATESVILLE – “March Madness” will carry over to April.

Gates County Community Partnership will conduct the 2023 Alumni Basketball games at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 at the Gates County High School gymnasium.

This year’s event will include alumni basketball games featuring Gates County High School basketball stars of the past and alumni cheerleaders. Other events include a 3-Point Shootout, Slam Dunk contest, and “Rep Your Class” spirit competition; along with raffles and other giveaways.

General admission is $7 (children 5 and under are free).

Participation fee is $25 per player.

Information is available at:

Advance tickets are available at:

All proceeds will be donated to Gates County Schools.

“One hundred percent of the proceeds we raise at this event will be donated to our local school system here in Gates County,” said Benjamin C. Saunders, Jr., Director of the Gates County Community Partnership.

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

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

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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