LIVINGSTON, NJ — In a first-of-its-kind event this Thursday, teachers from Riker Hill and Burnet Hill elementary schools will face off in a highly anticipated competition and display of their basketball skills.

While the first "Battle of the Hills" competition is expected to be fierce, the heart of the battle will benefit the community at large, as all proceeds will be donated to Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors (LNHN), a 501©3 affiliate of Livingston’s Healthy Community, Healthy Youth (HCHY), was formed in 2016 to support people in the Livingston community who are experiencing financial hardship.

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In addition to managing the local food pantry, Livingston’s Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (better known as CHOW), LNHN also provides short-term emergency financial assistance and a variety of in-kind support including meal donations, fresh produce, non-perishables, and grocery store gift cards to residents in need. Additionally, LNHN works in tandem with the township social worker, who screens families to confirm their needs and provide additional resources if available.

The public is invited to support these teacher-athletes and give back to the community by attending the ultimate fight for bragging rights for these two schools. The game will be played on Heritage Middle School basketball court at 6:30 p.m.