Eight-game basketball tournament at Norwood-Norfolk Saturday raising funds for Joanne's Gift of Love
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 9:02 am

NORWOOD -- Joanne’s Gift of Love’s fundraising basketball tournament at Norwood-Norfolk Central School between NNCS and Potsdam Central teams is set for Saturday, Jan. 20, with the first of eight games at 10 a.m.

Girls’ and boys’ team in modified, JV and varsity divisions will be played, plus younger kids will also play. The girls will play at the intermission of the girls’ varsity game and boys’ during the break in the boys’ varsity game.

A concession stand, silent auction and a 50/50 raffle table will be set up during the event.

People are being asked to sign up in the elementary school office to volunteer at the event for a shift or two. People may contact Sue Barrett, Kerri Blevins or Beth Yandoh at the school, 315-353-6631.

Joanne’s Gift of Love is a nonprofit organization supporting local organizations and individuals, with donations staying in the community, for things such as scholarships to NNCS and Potsdam students, and travel bags for patients at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

The foundation was formed after the sudden death of Joanne Bigwarfe of Potsdam, who was principal at Norwood-Norfolk Elementary School at the time of her death following complications from cancer surgery.