Basketball Classic Raises Funds for Non-Profits

Basketball enthusiasts from the Southern New Hampshire area flocked to the Hackler Gymnasium at Pinkerton Academy on Saturday, June 29, for the fourth annual Charity Classic New Hampshire.
There were 15 teams with over 100 players competing this year event with the winner of the tournament receiving a $2,700 check to the non-profit organization of their choice.
This year’s check went to the to Austin 17 House, a youth and family community center located in Brentwood.
The team that won this year’s event was made up of Zach Frizzell, Chase Frizzell, Tyler Frizzell, Dom Malvey, Jason Allen, and Andrew Pugh (photo with organizers top right).
The tourney was founded and organized by Andy MacDonald and A.J. Lesburt, Jr., both with Derry connections
MacDonald is a Pinkerton graduate, who is currently attending the University of New Hampshire.
Lesburt is a Derry native that attended Bradford Christian Academy and is currently playing basketball at Brown University.
The Charity Classic N.H. has raised over $10,000 for deserving organizations since its inception.
According to MacDonald, he and friend, Lesburt, love making a difference, “We love the idea of being able to use basketball to bring people together and make a difference.”

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