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Hoops For Charity

ROCKFORD - A city-wide basketball tournament hosted by the Hip-Hop Congress looks to give back.
ROCKFORD - A city-wide basketball tournament hosted by the Hip-Hop Congress looks to give back.

12 teams competed for the top prize.  The 3 vs. 3 tournament was held on the grounds of Booker Washington Community Center.  All of the money raised will go straight to holding similar events for neighborhoods to take part in.  Organizers say the competition is a great way for the community to have fun.

"The Hip-Hop Congress is all about providing for the community" says Dan Creviston of the Hip-Hop Congress.  "We want to change the perception of the negative views of hip-hop to more positive views and that's really what our goal is."

Those cheering for the teams also enjoyed a free concert.  The Hip-Hop Congress is aimed at making social, economic, and political change on the local level."
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