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Teachers to play basketball to raise money for Joliet students

2017 championship team.
2017 championship team.

JOLIET – The Joliet Grade Schools Foundation for Educational Excellence will host its fifth annual “Hoops for D86” fundraiser, presented by ExxonMobil, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 3 o

The basketball tournament will take place in the field house at Joliet West High School, 401 N. Larkin Ave. in Joliet, and feature players from Joliet Public Schools District 86 schools.

In addition, District 86 administrators will play members of a community team during a game scheduled for 2:15 p.m.

The event is open to the public. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students. Concessions and raffle tickets will be available to purchase.

Entertainment will be provided by cheerleaders from M.J. Cunningham Elementary, Dirksen Junior High, Forest Park Individual Education (I.E.), Hufford Junior High, A.O. Marshall Elementary, Pershing Elementary, Sator Sanchez Elementary, Isaac Singleton Elementary, and Woodland Elementary Schools.

Student drawings will also take place during the event. 

Proceeds from the event will be awarded in classroom grants to benefit Joliet Public Schools District 86 students.

Since 2004, the Joliet Grade Schools Foundation has awarded 311 grants totaling over $355,000.

For more information, call Sandy Zalewski at 815-740-3196 ext. 8204.

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