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Save Our Sports: Basketball Tournament Raises Money for Barbour Middle School Sports
Written by Alex Wiederspiel
Last updated on March 17, 2013 @ 10:56PM
Created on March 17, 2013 @ 9:35PM
 
Over in Barbour County, some people in the community were supporting a campaign to save their middle school sports programs from being cut.
 
14 teams participated in a basketball tournament that was organized by the Barbour All County Sports Organization. Working with Philippi Middle School's head football coach, the organization has begun an aggressive campaign to raise money. The featured fundraiser will be a 172-mile walk from Philippi to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
 
"Basically the kids need something to look forward to and to work hard to reach a goal. Walking from here to Canton, Ohio to raise awareness and support for what we're trying to do. The Football Hall of Fame kind of represents the epitome of professional football," Head Coach Nick Mayle told 5 News.
 
In total, organizers hope to raise $50,000 to finance middle school volleyball, cheerleading, football, cross country, basketball, and wrestling.

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