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Holiday basketball tournament continues to benefit 30-year-old Willmar school foundation


WILLMAR — For more than 30 years, the boys basketball holiday tournament has raised money to help make sure needy kids can participate in sports.

The tournament was started by some Willmar businessmen who wanted to find a way to help pay activity fees for kids whose families couldn’t afford it.

As the tournament and its proceeds grew, the businessmen needed to find a more permanent way of accounting for the revenues and expenditures associated with the work they were doing.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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