Prep boys basketball: Newberry to host special event Thursday

NEWBERRY – A fund raising event hosted by Newberry High School to support wounded service members through the Wounded Warrior Project is scheduled for Thursday.

A portion of the proceeds from the junior varsity and varsity boys basketball games that night against visiting Rudyard will be given to assist service members injured in the line of duty.

Proceeds will be donated to the non-profit WWP and the Old Warrior Camp to support a full range of programs and services for injured veterans and their families.

“We feel the motto of the Wounded Warrior Project – ‘the greatest casualty is being forgotten’ – sends a very strong message as to why our student-athletes are involved in such a worthwhile event,” NHS athletic director Fred Bryant said.

All current servicemen and women, as well as service veterans, may attend the evening’s games free of charge.