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Dunks to Stop Human Trafficking

The Northwest University Eagle basketball teams will take to the court in the Pavilion at 8:00pm, Thursday, October 22. The goal of the night is to help stop human trafficking. Northwest University Senior Tyler Hart is spearheading the event that will feature a 3-point shooting contest between fans and the women’s team, a men’s scrimmage, and a slam-dunk contest judged by a panel of guest judges.

Tyler, who also runs for the track and cross country teams, thought of the idea for the event over a year ago and decided it would be a great way to kick off the basketball season and raise money to help fight human trafficking. He received support from the men and women’s basketball coaches, his father who will be singing the national anthem, and guest judges that include a current NU athletic coach, a professor, NU alum, and former team members from both the men and women’s basketball teams.

Admission to the event is $2 and proceeds go to help stop human trafficking around the world. An additional $1 will enter you in a raffle and the first five people drawn will compete against members of the women’s team in a 3-point shooting contest. There will also be a live DJ and drawings for prizes.

Mark your calendar and come out to support your Eagle basketball teams and help stop human trafficking!

Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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