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Charity basketball event aims for a net gain

Teams of teens and adults are being recruited for a three-on-three basketball tournament that will benefit the Long Island chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

Called Hoops for Harrison, the annual event now in its sixth year takes place at North Shore High School in Glen Head and honors 17-year-old Harrison Gillman, who has suffered with Crohn’s Disease since he was a young child. 

The day-long tournament, scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 19, also aims to raise money and awareness of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s work in combating the debilitating intestinal ailments that afflicts millions of children and adults.

Hoops for Harrison will have two age groups– 9th grade to 11th grade boys and girls (who will play from 10 2 p.m.) and adults 12th grade and up (who will play from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.).

The entry fee is $45 per player and each team can have up to five people and will play at least three games. 

To register or find out more information on sponsorships and donations visit

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