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Maus Basketball Fundraiser Collects $1,200 for Small World Charity

Apr 02, 2013

Hoops for Hope Charity Basketball GameMaus Middle School teachers and students squared off on the basketball court on March 22, raising hundreds of dollars for a local non-profit organization.

The 3rd Annual Hoops for Hope basketball game raised about $1,200 for With Love It's a Small World, a charity that supports Frisco ISD students each year with scholarships, back-to-school clothes and holiday gifts for needy families.

For the first time in the game’s three-year run, Maus students defeated Maus teachers, with eighth grader Maxwell Nwafor sinking a last-second layup to win the game for the students. (Students benefit from a scoring handicap, receiving 5 points for 3-pointers and 3 points for 2-pointers.)

Organizers sold game tickets for $3, raffle tickets for $2 and wristbands for $3. Raffle prizes were donated by local businesses, including tickets to a Texas Legends game, restaurant gift cards, free guitar lessons and more. Face painting was also available for $1.

In addition, employees of the Marble Slab at 2831 W Eldorado sold ice cream at the game, contributing about $100 to the Small World charity.

On March 28, Maus Coach Matt Smith and Marble Slab Manager Emily Pearson presented a check to Small World board members James White, Randi Davis and Thamara Millan. Millan founded Small World in 1996 and also works as an ESL-ILA facilitator at Roach, Maus and Griffin middle schools. Follow Small World on Facebook.

Teachers participating in Hoops for Hope included: 5’4” Madison "Point Droppin” Presenza, 4’09” Christie "Biggie Smalls" Biggs, 5’5” Tandy "Shouting Stallion" Stallings, 5’7” Katie "Big Shot" Beavers, 5’5” Margie "Hustlin’” Huber, 5’7” Piper "Shoop-a-Loop" Schoppe, 6’3” Lindsey "B B B B Ballin" Bussey and 5’4” Jonda "Rowdy" Robinson.

Students participating in Hoops for Hope included: seventh graders Kyle Burks, Amare Jones, Mason Dukes, Davyon Goff, Jaden Harden, Ciara Francois, Cayla Rodriguez, Elizabeth Green, Aubrey Mahalingham and Hannah Chamblee; and eighth graders James Manders, Justin Manders, Louis Jones, Maxwell Nwafor, Brandon Cooper, Taylor Robinson, Melissa Castillo, Kayla Terry, Angie Estrada and Natalie Nickel.

Hoops for Hope Check Presentation

Maus Teachers vs. Students

 Game Pits Maus Teachers Versus Students   Students Win at the Buzzer
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