Play basketball for charity

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Mass Appeal)This weekend, you can catch the West Springfield Police & Fire Departments vs.The Teachers in the 7th Annual Charity Basketball Game to benefit the Soupy for Loopy Foundation.

Teacher Belinda McDonnell, Sandra Kosko, President, Soupy for Loopy Foundation, Eldon Wallen, Detective, West Springfield Police Department and Lt. Mike Dickson  Firefighter, West Springfield Fire Department shot hoops on Mass Appeal and told us about the event.

7th Annual Charity Basketball Game with West Springfield Police & Fire vs.The Teachers
All proceeds Benefit Soupy for Loopy Foundation
Saturday, April 5th
Game starts: 6PM
West Springfield High School
425 Piper Road
Tickets: $5.00 per person or $7.00 per family
Free Friendly’s kid cone coupon to children under 12 (donated by Friendly’s)

About the Soupy for Loopy Foundation:
Soupy for Loopy Foundation, Inc. is an all-volunteer, registered 501 (C) (3) charitable organization with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of the Attorney General, Division of Public Charities and is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This foundation was established in 2007 after our family’s devastating loss of Laura A. Sypek to Neuroblastoma on June 12, 2006 at the age of 11. Our hope is that Laura’s endless zest for life under such dire circumstances will serve as a heroic example for all who feel compelled to join this crusade and help save lives of children with cancer.

Laura received wonderful medical care at Baystate Medical Center Children’s Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Although Laura was able to maintain a quality of life that allowed her to just be a kid and do things that other kids did, the best treatments, while they worked for a while, failed to save her life. We need to do more and do it now!

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