Rivalries and basketball fever will come together for a good cause at the Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council’s fourth annual Thanksgiving Throwback Throwdown fundraiser! The Austin versus Scottsburg game will feature alumni from the schools battling for a coveted traveling trophy and bragging rights. Last year Austin men and women took home both trophies on Warrior ground.
The big event will be held Sunday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. at Rigel Gym in Austin. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults. Concessions will be available. There will be a Turkey Shoot-Out contest in between the games, with a $100 cash prize.
The YGC is still seeking players for the games. To see a list of current players and coaches, you can view the Facebook event on the Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council’s Facebook page.
YGC member Avery Kendall will do the honors of singing the National Anthem before the games. Cheer teams are being organized again; Scottsburg cheerleaders should contact Jason Kendall, Klarinda Tutterow or Jennifer Craig, while Austin cheerleaders should contact Brittany Banister. Plans are in the works for an alumni band. Fans are encouraged to use #alumniweek on social media to share photos from the past.
Sponsors are still needed for the shoot-out contest, officials and programs. Last year’s event raised $4,100, and allowed the YGC to fully fund every grant request they received for youth projects in Scott County. The YGC invites the entire community to a fun night of Hoosier hysteria and witnessing the greats play again!
The YGC is a program of the Scott County Community Foundation, where youth learn about community service, leadership, teamwork, fundraising and grantmaking. This past year the YGC awarded $5,800 in grants for youth-related projects. Please contact Jaime Toppe at 812-752-2057 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information, to sign up to play or sponsor the event.