The Gastropark in West Hartford was transformed into a 1970s atmosphere for the Ball 4 a Cure Inc. fundraiser on Saturday night.
Seven elementary school friends founded five years ago Ball 4 a Cure Inc., an annual three-on-three charity basketball tournament in their hometown of West Hartford.
“It’s all about that aspect of bringing our community together. We have such a tightly knit community and West Hartford, and we want to keep bringing them together so that we can support Connecticut Children’s Hospital,” said Ball 4 a Cure founder Max Kraimer.
The group of boys usually host the tournament to raise funds for the oncology clinic at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. But this year they decided to do a fundraiser in the park because of COVID-19.
Their annual basketball tournament is a community-wide event that attracts over 150 participants from around the world each year.
The group is getting close to its goal of raising $ 70,000 for cancer research.