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Horseheads celebrity game raises $8,000

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More than 2,000 fans attended fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The second annual celebrity basketball game at Horseheads Middle School on Saturday night gave a big assist to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, raising $8,000.

An estimated crowd of 2,100 fans turned out for the event.

The game featured former NFL player Rashad Barksdale, a friend of event organizer Jeremy Gulich of Horseheads since they attended Hudson Valley Community College together in 2003 and 2004. Barksdale’s “It’s OK to Dream” foundation has spread to the Horseheads area through Gulich.

Barksdale’s celebrity teammates included Chicago Bears defensive back Trevor Coston, Houston Astros organization pitcher Chris Salamida, Wizards basketball player John Carter, dunker Jordan Hoose, Porter Maberry (known as the world’s smallest dunker), MMA fighter Quentin Gaskins, boxer Norman Smith, Aggie Sannon, Caleb Canty, Scott Weaver, Matt Dallas and David Pimpleton.

Among those on the Horseheads team were Gulich, Horseheads football coach Kevin Hillman, Chris Zelko, Kyle Brautigan, Joe Sabin, Krystie Laurey, Brian Carpenter, Foster Clark, DeVonte Gaskins, Lee Spencer, Joe Bates, Patrick Condon, Patti Keenan and Braedyn Jacobs-Gulich.

The night included a slam dunk competition and a 3-point contest in addition to the game.

Source: Star Gazette

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