West Hartford Group Raises Money For Cancer Research – NBC Connecticut

Gastropark in West Hartford turned into a 1970s-themed atmosphere for Ball 4 a Cure Inc.’s fundraiser on Saturday night.

Five years ago, seven high school friends founded Ball 4 a Cure Inc. on, an annual three-on-three charity basketball tournament in their hometown of West Hartford.

The group of boys usually hold the tournament to raise money for the oncology clinic at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. But this year, because of COVID-19, they opted for a costume campaign in the park.

Their annual basketball tournament is a community-wide event that attracts more than 150 participants from around the world each year.

“It’s just about that aspect of bringing our community together. We have such a close-knit community and West Hartford and we want to continue bringing them in a way that we can support Connecticut Children’s Hospital,” said Ball 4 a Cure founder Max Kraimer.

The group is close to their goal of raising $70,000 for cancer research.

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