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Organizers gearing up for basketball tournament in honor of Binghamton teen

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Organizers prepare for a basketball tournament in honor of Harper Stantz

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Organizers prepare for a basketball tournament in honor of Harper Stantz, the Binghamton teen who was hit and killed by a drugged driver.

The tournament Hoops 4 Harper tips off on Saturday Dec. 14 at 9am and is expected to go until 9pm.

Located at St Mary's church on Hawley Street in Binghamton, its an adult basketball tournament with locally sourced community teams.

Teams paid $200 to participate in the tournament, there are 6 men's adult recreational teams and 3 adult women's recreational teams.

There is an admission fee of $5, a portion of the money raised will go towards the Harper M. Stantz scholarship fund.

"The fund is in honor of Harper and it goes towards a student the family picks each year to go off to college in memory of Harper, because she wasn't able to go to college," said Sarah Kellar, the Event Coordinator for the Binghamton Bulldogs and Harper's first cousin.

The tournament was able to be put together thanks to a partnership between the Binghamton Bulldogs and the Stantz family.

WBNG Staff

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