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updated: 12/18/2012 4:52 PM

Holmes Jr. High holds charity basketball game

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The 2nd annual Holmes Helping Homes charity basketball game takes place beginning at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday in the gymnasium of Holmes Junior High, 900 West Lonnquist Boulevard, in Mount Prospect.

The event pits the school's eighth grade boys basketball team against a squad made up of school staff and faculty members to raise money for local families who are in need during the holiday season. So far, students have raised $600 toward a goal of $1,000.

The cost is $3 to attend, $2 if wearing a red shirt. All participants will pay $2 as well. Besides raising funds for the needy, organizers hope to have the entire Holmes population create a "Red Out" the day of the game, also known as paint the house "RED!"

There will be halftime performances by Holmes cheerleaders, poms, step team, and chorus.

For more information, contact Mark Heimbuch at or Justin James at or (847) 409-5708.

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