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Grande Prairie basketball club to host Movember tournament

The Grande Prairie ELITE Basketball Club is hosting a three-on-three basketball tournament to support the club and the Movember campaign for men’s mental health. The tournament will include 14 hours of non-stop action across four age divisions and multiple games per team.

President and CEO David McCoy says this is the first major event since the team was created.

“It’s going to be a pretty intense day of basketball, we’ll have three courts going simultaneously,” he says. “We formed this club in June of this year, and our program is designed to cater to the less fortunate/low-income

McCoy lost his brother to suicide in 2010 and says Movember holds a special place in his heart. A portion of each team’s $150 entry fee and other donations will support both the club and the Movember campaign.

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“It’ll be 50 per cent going towards Movember and 50 per cent coming to our club. We’re open to all donations if anybody’s feeling generous and wants to pitch in a little bit more.”

The event is scheduled for November 25th from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic High School.

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