The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley will host a Holiday Basketball Classic on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Poland Seminary High School, 3199 Dobbins Road. The event is sponsored by Youngstown State University. All four games will feature Ohio versus Pennsylvania schools. Game times will be as follows:
3 p.m. Poland girls vs. Neshannock girls
4:30 p.m. Struthers girls vs. Sharon girls
6 p.m. Warren Harding boys vs. Sharon boys
7:30 p.m. Poland boys vs. West Middlesex boys
Tickets will be sold at the door and are $7 for adults and $4 for students. Each game will have a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds from the event will benefit the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.
"We want to do this year every year, and invite different teams to take part in what we promise will be a first-class event right before the holidays," said United Way President Bob Hannon. "We have excellent matchups and high profile teams with a track record of success. The real winners from Saturday night will be those in need who benefit from the money being raised."
The event will include a special visit from Santa at 4 p.m. Donations of mittens, hats, and scarves will also be collected for children in need.