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Veterans Memorial set for weekend

Fundraising basketball tourney is Saturday

BURLINGTON — The Concerned Citizens of the Burlington Area will host their annual fundraising Veterans Memorial Basketball tournament this Saturday.

Tip off is set for 8 a.m. for the four-on-four six-man team, full court game, Concerned Citizens president Ed Moellendick said.

“This tournament was established in 2007 as a way to honor those citizens of Burlington who gave their lives on the battlefield (killed in action),” he said. “Our original goal was to establish a monument to those brave individuals. Along with the four original names we have been able to document and add others to this monument.”

Moellendick said the group also sells bricks that are placed around the monument, honoring veterans and individuals that wish to show support.

These can be bought and engraved for a $100 donation to The Concerned Citizens, he said.

All proceeds for the game will go to The Concerned Citizens of the Burlington Area and their efforts to aid in maintaining The Commons Park, he said.

Along with the Fayette Township Trustees, The Concerned Citizens invest in the daily upkeep and future plans for the park.

Along with the games, the group will be offering a concession stand, selling hot dogs, hamburgers, and Big Guys BBQ ribs, as well as chips and drinks.

Moellendick said that Quander Wilson serves as the group’s tournament chairman, and can be reached at 304-544-7826.

The cost to enter the tournament is $120 per team and registration forms can be obtained at Glockner Ford of South Point.