Weatherford Sports

Roos tip-off event raises over $12,000

Coaches, parents, students and the community showed their “Roo Pride” Thursday night as they enjoyed a tip-off fundraiser and scrimmages for the Weatherford boys basketball program.

Booster Club President Brent Baker and several others helped coordinate the event which included both a live and silent auction, as well as scrimmages for the freshman, JV and varsity teams and a three-point shooting contest.

Overall, the event raised $12,023. Monies will support the Kangaroo teams by providing post-game meals, equipment, college scholarships and other items.

Head coach Brian Miller and players were introduced and then each team scrimmaged for 10 minutes. After the scrimmages, a three-point shooting contest was held, which Ty Huang was the winner of a trophy and bragging rights.

During the live auction, several marquis items were auctioned off including four premium tickets and parking to see LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers versus the Dallas Mavericks on March 10 (donated by First National Bank of Weatherford) which went for $2,250; a family four-pack Segway tour of Trinity Trails in Fort Worth (donated by First Financial Bank) that went for $250; and a signed Dallas Mavericks jersey from Dirk Nowitzki for $1,000.

But the item that provided the most bidding activity for the evening was a game ball signed by San Antonio Spurs star and future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan (donated by AT&T). Ultimately, the item went for $2,700 but several back-and-forths raised many ooh and aahs from players and others attending.