ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some former South Georgia high school basketball players are helping raise awareness about Breast Cancer.
The "44 Shades of Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Basketball Tournament" kicked off at the Lockett Station Community Center. Former players ages 35 and up from Albany, Dougherty, Monroe and Westover High competed in the tournament for a grand prize trophy.
"This is a good cause, a way for them to get out and meet other people who are going through this and maybe become buddies and help each other," said Tee Taylor, Albany Recreation and Parks.
Players also donated jewelry and other items for the "44 Shades of Pink" speaking event on October 4th. Organizers will have breast cancer survivor, Leslie Charles, come and speak at the Lockett Station Community Center. The Albany Recreation and Parks Department and Miss Kutie's Boutique are hosting the event. Tickets can be purchased at Miss Kutie's Boutique or contact Tee Taylor at 430-5219 for more information.