LaMonica Peters

About LaMonica Peters

Reporter and Fill-in Anchor for WCBI News since July 2012. Proudly bringing local news stories to the great people of Columbus.

Video: Youth Group Hosts Fundraiser in Eupora

[jwplatform g6pZrXp9]

EUPORA, Miss. (WCBI) — Families in Eupora came out Saturday morning to raise money in support of more youth activities.

The non-profit organization FUSION hosted a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Brantley Park.

The tournament is also a fun way to reward youth as they prepare to return to school next month.

The group hopes to have a place for young people to gather and do positive things in their community.

“Well our mission is to enable our youth here in Webster County to have a chance. We do not have a Boys and Girls Club or any other organization that caters to the youth. Hopefully if we promote FUSION enough, we’ll have the opportunity to do that for our youth,” says Vice President of FUSION, Latoria McKey.

Last year, FUSION hosted an event at Eupora Lake. FUSION is an acronym for Families Uplifting Society In Our Neighborhood.