Benefit basketball tourney this Saturday

WEST JEFFERSON — A benefit basketball tournament and children’s fun day will take place this Saturday and Sunday at Westwood Elementary.

The 5-on-5 tournament will be double elimination format with games getting underway at 9 a.m. and lasting all day until a champion is crowned.

On Sunday, the children take center stage with a day of fun, food and games. There will be children’s games, inflatables, dirt track car rides, face painting, raffle tickets, BBQ, pizza and a lot more. For $5, children can enjoy the fun all day.

All of the money raised will go to benefit Lukas Williamson. Lukas, the son of Josh and Shannon Williamson, was diagnosed with a large glioma on his brain stem in July, 2014. Lukas has been placed into intensive care at Duke University Medical Center and has been there for over three weeks.

If you would like more information on the tournament or any of the events, visit the Ballin’ to Benefit non-profit organization’s website at or the tourney’s Facebook page at

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

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