ABERDEEN, Miss. (WCBI) – Some Aberdeen High School Alumni are raising funds for the high school’s graduating seniors.
A basketball tournament was held at the Aberdeen Park and Recreation Center to raise money for scholarships Saturday morning.
This is the sixth year that the Alumni have hosted a fundraiser and so far, about 12 students have received scholarships.
Shawn Hannah is one of the Alumni organizers and says they want the fundraiser to continue to grow.
“The Class of 1987 at Aberdeen High School is the only class that’s currently giving scholarships to its graduating seniors. We wanted to try to have more scholarships for students this year. So this is one way of trying to bring the community together, have a little bit of fun and raise money for the kids,” says Hannah.
The basketball tournament wrapped up late Saturday afternoon.