Harlem Globetrotters, former NBA player highlight St. Jude fundraiser

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Benedictine Military School hosted basketball games Saturday afternoon with proceeds going towards the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

St. Jude is leading the way the world treats childhood cancer. When the hospital opened in 1962, childhood cancer was a death sentence, and now survival rates have climbed to 80% overall.

Former Harlem Globetrotters with ties to Savannah and former Atlanta Hawk player Mike Glenn showed up to support the event.

“We are responsible for our kids,” Larry “Gator” Rivers explained. “We have to raise money and awareness for the needs of these kids.”

Rivers former playing partner, Tyrone “Holywood” Brown, echoed Rivers message and said he takes great pride in using his platform for good.

“You get a chance to be exposed alot of things,” Brown added. “Alot of things I see I’m grateful of so I always said when I get the opportunity I will always give back.”

Glenn currently works as a pregame and postgame analyst for the Hawks on FSN South. He took time during the team’s offseason to travel to Savannah for the cause. “What a great cause, someone tryin gto do good to help people overcome difficulties,” Glenn said. “To help those families — I was happy to tell Cyrus Hunter I would be happy to come here and help out.”

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