BY MELANIE BUCK –
A 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament will be held at the Acorn High School Old Gym on Saturday, July 26 to benefit 22 year old Mena native Randy Peters. Peters has recently been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his esophagus that is blocking two-thirds of his airway. He has traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, for an extensive surgery and will remain there for at least two weeks.
Registration for the tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. with tournament play to begin at 9 a.m. Four member teams will be divided into Men’s ages 18 plus, Women’s ages 18 plus, Boys 10-12 grade, Girls 10-12 grade, Boys 7-9 grade, and Girls 7-9 grade. The cost will be $40 per team.
All proceeds from the benefit will go to Peters to assist with medical expenses. For more information contact Tiffany Bayne at 479-216-2496 or Jon Barton at 479-216-0704.