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Suits and Sneakers Annual Basketball Games

Suits and Sneakers Annual Basketball Games will be held Friday, February 14, 2020 at Wamogo High School, 98 Wamogo Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

The fundraiser games will pit Wamogo against Litchfield High boys.


5:30 pm  Girls Game

7:00 pm Boys Game

The teams will be fundraising on behalf of The American Cancer Society, The Connecticut Sports Foundation and local families impacted by cancer. Players will be accepting pledges of support and building a “Wall of Hope” to raise cancer awareness.

Since beginning this program, the Wamogo and Litchfield teams have raised over $25,000 to support people impacted by cancer.

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Officials vs. Cancer Crusade

The Officials vs. Cancer Crusade will be held January 20 – 26, 2020 throughout Litchfield County Connecticut ( Burlington, CT, which is in Hartford County, is also included). The annual event is sponsored by the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO). The Litchfield County chapter is IAABO Board 7.

Throughout the week-long event, basketball officials covering games at all levels- grade school, middle school and high school as well as all levels of prep schools in Litchfield County are encouraged to give 25% of their game fees to the American Cancer Society (ACS).

To raise the visibility of their efforts, officials will use pink whistles throughout the week.

Since 2008, IAABO has raised $2,000,000 for ACS, and The Litchfield County chapter has raised over $40,000 during that time.

All donations are tracked by and sent to ACS headquarters and then returned to the individual ACS offices where the funds were raised.

For more information contact the American Cancer Society’s Brian Casalinova at 207-402-1183 or Kelly Anderson at 404-327-6568 to learn more.

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