Playing hoops at Shelton High raises funds for United Way

The Future Business Leaders of America Club (FBLA) at Shelton High School raised $700 for Valley United Way during its “Hoops for Hunger” event.

The three-on-three homeroom basketball tournament was held March 12 in the high school gymnasium.   More than 80 students participated in the after-school fund-raising event.

The tournament consisted of teams from different Shelton High homerooms. Each team competed in a round robin, with a three-game guarantee. The entry fee was $5 per player.

The competition lasted for several hours and provided quite a few “nail-biting” games for viewer entertainment.

Students Mike Torres, FBLA president, and Tom Caruso, FBLA vice president, were instrumental in organizing and running the tournament.

“The FBLA students were able to accomplish this event by combining hard work, diligent planning, and expressing a strong connection to the community,” according to publicity material.

The event was supported by Shelton High administrators, faculty and staff, who volunteered their time officiating games and selling snacks.

Valley United Way provides financial and other support to agencies that offer services benefiting the community.