Branson Basketball Fundraiser To Benefit Camp Barnabas

A special fund-raiser for one student’s favorite cause will be held on Feb. 4 at the Branson High School gymnasium during the break between the girls’ junior varsity and varsity Branson vs. Nixa basketball conference games.

The junior varsity game begins at 5 p.m. After that game, it’s time for “Ballin’ for Barnabas,” a game that’s sure to be entertaining pitting administrators from Branson and Nixa against the Kansas Wheelhawks, a wheelchair team which last year ranked #18 in the NWBA’s Top 20 Championship Division Wheelchair Basketball teams.

Funds raised will benefit Camp Baranbas, a southwest Missouri Christian summer camp for campers with special needs, said junior Alec Zimmer, who organized the event as a class project.
Zimmer said he has a special feeling for Camp Barnabas because for the past three summers, he’s volunteered at the camp.

“I wanted to lead something like this,” Zimmer said.

To raise the funds, students will accept donations, sell Coldstone Creamery ice cream at the concession stand and sell T-shirts that say “Ballin’ for Barnabus” and “That’s How We Roll.”

Also at half-time, Paul Teas, owner of Camp Baranbus, will be recognized. [Editors Note: Teas was the key note speaker at Sixth Annual Branson Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast held on Thursday, May 3, 2007.]

Tickets will be for sale at the door. For more information, call Branson High School at 417-334-6541.

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