High schools basketball teams raise money for Haiti

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The Centennial and Roswell basketball teams are doing their part to help Haiti.

The two teams are encouraging their supporters to text the word “Shoes” to 85944. A $5 charge will be added to your phone bill and a pair of shoes will be purchased and donated.

All texts contributions between 6 and 11 p.m. on Saturday from the 404, 678 and 770 area codes will be acknowledged as being from Centennial and Roswell High Schools. The two schools will also be collecting money throughout Saturday’s game to donate to the Red Cross.

Numerous college and high schools across the country are joining together for the group named “Samaritans Feet.”

“Many of the Haitian people are receiving food and water, but now they are in need of shoes, due to the remaining debris all over the ground,” Centennial girls coach Lindsay Meekhof said.

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January 23rd, 2010
8:02 am

we will be continuing this program for our game vs. milton on tuesday… february 2nd. please help.

Devil Lover

January 29th, 2010
8:02 am

Hey Micheal. When can we have a discussion about something important like who is going to win the 5A state championship. With just less than one month, Feb 26th, the first round of the state tournament begins. With Milton showing some weakness, it looks like anyone tounament.

What do you say?


January 30th, 2010
11:59 am

I thought this was a SPORTS BLOG….. WHAT’S UP MICHAEL.. you don’t work for the government…YOUR FIRED