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Community leaders shoot hoops for charity

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany church and community leaders came together Friday to show they're serious about stopping the violence.

People packed the Darton College gym to see a basketball game between preachers, the Sheriff's Office, Albany Police, and the District Attorney's office.

It raised money for next month's city wide Hoopfest, a anti-violence basketball tournament for young people.

"There are hundreds of people here and it's part of stop the violence, and this is a pre game to the big stop the violence rally that's going to take place in April so we're having a scrimmage here," said Bishop Frederick Williams, Gethsemane Worship Center.

In Friday championship game, the Sheriff's Office beat APD 38 to 35.

The money will help buy uniforms for Hoopfest.

Find out more about the event by calling (229) 438-0388 or (229) 436-0009.

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