HOPE — Representatives of Five Town Basketball presented a check to the Hope Elementary School Boosters Club for $1,000 on Monday, Oct. 21 to aid in their fundraising efforts for a new scoreboard.
The donation was made in memory of Tom Ford, who passed away in 2017.
Ford played an important role in the lives of many students who played sports at Hope Elementary School, a press release noted.
Ford was involved in several sports activities, including basketball where he coached both the boys and girls teams from 1993 to 2017. He was also an avid player whenever the opportunity arose for him to get on the court.
Ford’s wife, Nancy, and son, Dan, were present for the gifting of the donation. Nancy recalled several moments of Tom’s fine coaching career, including Tom wishing for a new scoreboard.
The booster club needs to raise approximately $1,400 left to meet its fundraising goal of $6,000.
In the words of Tom Ford, they will look to “finish strong” to raise the remaining amount so the scoreboard can be installed before the season starts.
Five Town Basketball is a non-profit youth basketball organization comprised of volunteers dedicated to helping young athletes develop their knowledge, their skills and love for the game of basketball. The organization hosts several fundraisers throughout the year to support clinics, travel basketball teams, tournaments, and community related basketball needs in the Five Town region.
Donations to the scoreboard fundraiser can be made to the Hope Elementary School or through their GoFundMe account by clicking here.
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