The Fox Valley Marines held their second annual Hoops for Troops tournament at the Vaughan Athletic Center in Aurora.
The tournament featured twelve teams comprise of policemen, firefighters, and army reserves from the area.
The Naperville Police Department had a team, but lost their first game in the final seconds.
The money raised will be split three different ways. One portion of the money will go to Operation Welcome You Home. Another portion will go to Kyle Moser, a local Marine. The last portion will go Hope for Tomorrow, a house for homeless veterans.
The event raised more than 12,000 dollars.
Hoops for troops co-chairperson Steve Rashkow realized the importance of this fundraiser. “It gives us all in this detachment a lot of happiness because we are all vets. We are all Marines, and it just makes us feel good to help these vets out.”
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