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Weirton United Way is hitting the hardwood

The Weirton United Way once again will be “taking it to the hoop” this weekend as part of its annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament event at Weir High School.

The fundraiser, now in its fourth year, helps to serve as the unofficial kickoff to the United Way’s 2017 campaign, and we encourage the community to show its support.

Taking place Saturday and Sunday at Weir High School, the tournament will feature teams of three or four players competing for bragging rights, with area residents of all ages represented. More importantly, the tournament is an opportunity for the area to help bring in some money to the early stages of the 2017 campaign.

The action will get under way at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, with matchups in three youth divisions, and continue at 1 p.m. Sunday for the high school division and open division. There also will be skills competitions held.

The Weirton United Way includes more than a dozen local member agencies, with organizations focused on area youth, senior citizens, assisting in disaster situations, literacy, providing medical need, clothing and food for those who need it.

It will be a great couple of days, for a great cause, for all those participating, and we are sure there will be a great crowd all weekend as the event continues to grow.

Even if you are not registered to play, feel free to stop by to check out the action. In addition to watching some basketball, there will be opportunities to register for a variety of prize drawings, or even just make a donation.

We thank Hancock County Savings Bank, for once again serving as the main sponsor of the tournament, as well as event chair Michael Hagg and all those volunteering their time for contributing to what we’re sure will be another amazing fundraiser for such a worthy cause.

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