The Northwestern Wildcats girls basketball annual charity game is set for tonight at Corder Gym in Albion.
Team members chose America’s VetDogs® – The Veteran's K-9 Corps, an organization that serves the needs of disabled veterans and active duty personnel, to be the recipient of funds raised at this year’s game.
The Wildcats take on the Fairview Tigers, with the junior varsity game set to start at 6 p.m. and varsity to follow.
The "Lay-up for Pups" charity game includes raffles, a 50-50 drawing, t-shirt sales and half-court shots for $1 at halftime, all to raise money for America's VetDogs.
Free popcorn will be given to anyone who donates $1 or more. Albion VFW Post #2341 is sponsoring the game.
The 9-5 lady Wildcats are coming off a big 57-41 win over General McLane on Saturday.
Head coach Karen Sundberg said goals for the rest of the season include staying healthy and to continue playing as a team.
The Wildcats won the Barringer Basketball Classic, held over Christmas break at Iroquois High School. Junior Monica Brown was named tournament MVP. The 'cats were also named 'Team of the Week' by ErieNewsNow Jan. 2.
Sundberg said Brown and senior Camry King lead the team in scoring. Senior Ashley Ackerman is leading the team in rebounds.