UA-Fort Smith Scrimmage To Benefit Maggie House

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CHARLESTON (KFSM) --  Basketball players from UA-Fort Smith are taking part in a scrimmage game to raise money for a local non-profit on Monday (Oct.19).

Both the men's and women's basketball team at the university haven't started their season yet, but Monday it will be a different kind of match-up.

The teams will be shooting baskets to help raise money for a long-term children's shelter that is being built in Charleston. The shelter is called the Maggie House. The facility used to be the Greenhurst Nursing Home, but now the building is being remodeled to house abused and neglected children throughout the state.

After the Maggie House is finished later this fall, the building will be split into four cottages; each of those housing an average of eight children.

Representatives with the Maggie House have been working for months trying to raise money to get the funds they need to remodel the facility. This is where tonight's game comes into play. All proceeds from the game will benefit Maggie House.

The coaches at UA-Fort Smith make it a point to teach their players the importance of helping others in the community.

The Lady Lions will kick things off starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Charleston High School.

After the women's game, there will be a short presentation from representatives with the Maggie House. Afterwards, the Lion's will take the court.

Admission is free tonight but donations to Maggie House will be accepted.