Basketball tourney nets $6,605 for area schools

March 07, 2007

HANCOCK - The Rotary Clubs of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Hancock dispersed the proceeds of the Tri-State Shootout to the participating teams - Berkeley Springs, Clear Spring, Hancock and Southern Fulton - at their recent meeting.

The Rotary clubs donate the proceeds to these schools' athletic programs, and this year each team received a donation of $1,651.25, the highest amount awarded to date, for a total of $6,605.

Coaches and athletic directors were invited to lunch by the Rotary Club of Hancock. Attending were Coach Kent Hendershot and Athletic Director Matthew Quigg of Southern Fulton; Athletic Director Bill Sterner and Principal Warren Barrett of Hancock; Coach Mike Shockey of Clear Spring; and Coach Chad Brinegar of Berkeley Springs.

For 21 years, the Tri-State Shootout, held at Christmastime, has showcased the talents of the Berkeley Springs, Clear Spring, Hancock and Southern Fulton boys basketball teams.


The Rotary Clubs of Berkeley Springs and Hancock co-sponsor the annual athletic event inaugurated by local radio announcer Randy Fouke.

"The Rotary Clubs appreciate the willingness of the coaches to participate and the spirit of cooperation that makes it possible to continue Tri-State Shootout," Rotary President Dan Fleming said.

Fleming thanked Berkeley Springs Rotarian Steve McBee and Hancock Rotarians Debbie Cohill and Carolyn Clingerman for chairing the event.

McBee mentioned the continued support of the fans and business community, as well as Loyal Order of Moose 1348, Women of the Moose 1311 and Sons of the American Legion, Post 60 of Berkeley Springs. He recognized Fat Boys T-Shirts, which donated trophies for the winning teams and MVP's.

Rotary seeks shoes for Nicaraguans

Hancock Rotary has accepted the challenge of its District Gov. Jerry Freidman to collect shoes for the poorest of Nicaragua.

Children's and men's shoes are especially needed, but no extra-large sizes, high heels, open-toed or open-heeled shoes are needed. Walking barefoot or in open-toed shoes significantly increases the degree of parasitic disease in the population.

If you wish to join the Rotarians in this effort, the following businesses have collection boxes: Citizens National Bank, Hancock Branch; Hancock Community Bank; M&T Bank on Pennsylvania Avenue; and the office of Dr. Dan Murphy on Maryland Avenue.

For more information, contact Rotarians Angie Hagar of Hancock Community Bank or Linda McCarty of M&T Bank.

Bloodmobile visiting

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile, hosted by the Hancock Rotary Club, will visit Thursday at the Hancock Community Center, 126 W. High St., from noon to 6 p.m.

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