NEW PALESTINE — On Jan. 18, the Greenfield-Central boys basketball team lost to Triton Central 68-65. One month later, G-C edged Shelbyville 86-80 in overtime.
There will be a rematch of sorts for the Cougars against both Shelby County clubs April 11.
G-C’s Grant Wolfe and Grant Gellert will be joined by Eastern Hancock, Mt. Vernon and New Palestine seniors in a Hancock County vs. Shelby County All-Star affair to benefit Families United for Support and Encouragement (FUSE).
In the girls-boys doubleheader, players from each county will battle in the annual contest that has been sponsored by the New Palestine and Triton Community Lions Clubs for over 20 years.
The teams will meet on Friday the 11th with the girls’ game at 6 p.m. followed by the boys. Admission is $6, with all proceeds benefiting FUSE, which provides support for special needs individuals and their families.
“This is all about giving back,” said New Palestine High School assistant principal Miles Hercamp, one of the event organizers. “Everyone donates their time for the game, including the officials and the scorekeepers. And we clean the gym ourselves so we don’t have to hire custodians, so that the money can go to FUSE.”