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Funds raised for PSR, After Prom

A fun night of dunks and dancing at Prince Edward Middle School Tuesday night resulted in more than $10,000 raised for the Piedmont Senior Resources and the After Prom organization at Prince Edward County High School.

A team of local community leaders took the challenge of facing Flight Squad, a premier exhibition basketball team filled with high flying, sky walking, dazzling, dunking professional athletes of NCAA Division 1 players who have played professionally in the United States or overseas.

The challenge of taking on players who were taller and more athletic was a tall order for Coach Matt Hurley and his Heart of Virginia team of amateurs, but they played the part of the Washington Generals well and made the game a fun time for them and the several hundred fans in attendance.

“We covered spread,” Hurley joked after the game. “We had a ball as well.”

Justine Young, the CEO of Piedmont Senior Resources, said she was confident the organization would clear the $10,000 mark even before all the ticket money was calculated due to the number of sponsors who came on board to make the event a success.

Flight Squad led 28-16 at the half and trailed 48-34 near the end of the fourth quarter when a member of Flight Squad decided to determine the winner with a dance off.

The two teams got their groove on and shook their tail feathers to see who had the better moves of a completely different kind on the court.

Photos by Roger Watson