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Layups 4 Life Charity Hoops Tourney Leaves Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ - For the first time since its inception in 2014 by a Roxbury High School graduate, the popular Layups 4 Life 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament will not take place in Roxbury in 2018.

Tournament founder Dan Exter has moved the event to the Parsippany PAL Youth Center, a venue that offers more room than the Roxbury High School gymnasium. The departure from Roxbury is not exactly a surprise; in May, Exter told TAPinto Roxbury that the tournament - which raises money to fight cancer - had grown to the point he needed to find a bigger site.

The 2017 tournament attracted 43 teams and raised more than $30,000 for cancer research and clinical trials at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the facility that Exter credits with saving his life after he was diagnosed with leukemia in 2013.

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The 2018 installment of the tournament will take place April 28. Registration will open on Jan. 4 and can be done online at www.layups4life.org.

The Parsippany PAL Youth Center is at 33 Baldwin Road in Parsippany.

In the tournament, anyone 13 or older can play and co-ed teams are welcome, according to Exter. Teams are placed into similar age and skill-set divisions and are guaranteed five games. The top teams from each division move on to a single-elimination championship bracket.

The cost will be $30 per player with a maximum of four players per team. A raffle and silent auction will be part of the event as well as music and food.

 

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Her owners are "wishing Lexie comes home for Christmas."

Contact Rosa at 862-221-8725 or the Fairfield police at 973-227-1400 with any information.

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