Daily Reporter staff reports
In basketball, an assist is credited to a player who passes to a teammate that leads to a score.
It many times requires self sacrifice of personal glory but is for the greater good of the team. That was the inspiration for the P.A.S.S. Program, which stands for Players Assisting in Selfless Service, organized by Cameron Wise, a junior varsity basketball player and freshman at Eastern Hancock High School.
A sponsor for each home game donated $7 per assist, or a flat donation, to be split between the charity of the night and the freshman class. The program was a success, as it raised more than $1,000.
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The beneficiaries of the fundraising were God’s Open Arms Ministry, The Landing Place, Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen, Edelweiss-Agape East Equine Assisted Therapy Center and The Cory Cross Foundation.
The sponsors for the 2017-18 season were Moore’s Repair Service, McCleery’s Sporting Goods, Mozzi’s Pizza, Walmart of Greenfield, Team Image, AAA Roofing Co., Strike Force Lanes, T.J.’s Chimney Service, Stanfield Auto Sales, Anonymous Grandparents and Gray Auto.