5th annual charity alumni basketball games coming up

SWARTZ CREEK – The 5th annual Swartz Creek alumni basketball games will take place Saturday, Nov. 25, at Swartz Creek High School.

The women’s teams will face off at 3 p.m., with the men’s game following at 5 p.m.

The games raise funds to help cancer patients, according to event co-organizer Andrea Moleski.

“Proceeds raised go directly toward bringing comfort to those patients currently in treatment,” she said. “We have donated flat screen TVs, personal DVD players, movie library, iTunes gift cards, coffeemakers and magazine subscriptions to Genesys Oncology.”

Funds also have gone to help pay medical bills, she said.

Moleski and her sister, Keri Pifer, founded the games to honor the memory of their mother, Sherry Lord Czerwinski, a 1970 Swartz Creek graduate, who died of breast cancer.

In addition to Moleski and Pifer, Czerwinski’s nine grandchildren pitch in to make the fundraiser a family effort.

The games are a family-friendly, community event that include shooting contests, giveaways and raffles, Moleski said.

Patsy Lou Williamson has donated 100 T-shirts to be given away. A Sony 18.2-megapixel camera, Amazon Tap wireless speaker, gift cards and gift baskets will be raffled off.

A bone marrow registration drive also will take place.

Game sponsorships are being accepted at this time, at a cost of $100 per quarter or $250 at halftime in honor of a loved one or to promote a business. Sponsors will be listed in the game program, mentioned on Facebook and announced during the event.

To register to play or sponsor, or for more information, visit www.ampitupteamsherry.com.

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