Morinville basketball player taking part in Guiness attempt

By Morinville News Staff

Spruce Grove – An MCHS Wolf is taking part in the Longest Basketball Game fundraiser this week in Spruce Grove.

Steven Jones, who plays for the Wolves basketball team, is one of many athletes to take part in the fundraiser for Operation Amigo.

The fundraiser and world record attempt is taking place at Living Waters Christian Academy in Spruce Grove. The game began Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. and runs until Aug. 24 at 1 p.m.

Jones is one of 24 players, 12 per team, to take part in the event which seeks to run a basketball game day and night for 113 consecutive hours.

The basketball players have a goal of raising $10,000 for the charity.

Operation Amigo can build five houses per year in Juarez, Mexico at a cost of $4,000 each. The initiative’s goal is to raise money to help build 15 houses in the next three years and to send three Operation Basketball Amigo trips to run basketball camps and help build the houses/shelters.

Above: Steven Jones, shown in this Morinville News file photo is taking part in a 113-hour basketball game this week, all part of a fundraiser to build homes in Mexico.

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