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Charity Basketball Game in Vienna Raises $1,000
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Charity Basketball Game in Vienna Raises $1,000

Fundraiser for the Lamb Center between Mosby Woods and Providence Elementary Schools.

The staff from Mosby Woods challenges Providence Elementary Schools. The final score was 67-57, with Mosby Woods the winner.

The staff from Mosby Woods challenges Providence Elementary Schools. The final score was 67-57, with Mosby Woods the winner. Photo by Steve Hibbard.

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The Mosby Woods cheerleaders.

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Showing their school spirit are Providence Elementary fifth-graders (from left): Todd Blakeney, Micah Gillespie, and Michael Nguyen.

The staff at two elementary schools – Mosby Woods and Providence Elementary – challenged each other to a game of basketball on Thursday, March 22, at Oakton High School, with a final score of Mosby Woods 67, to Providence 57. Between the players, musicians, cheerleaders and admission collectors, there were around 50 volunteers from the two schools, plus 1,000 fans in the crowd.

The event raised about $1,000 for the Lamb Center of Fairfax, which serves the poor and homeless.

According to Dan Phillips, Principal of Providence Elementary, “It’s such a great opportunity for us to get together and have a family event. We have a fantastic PTA and they do so many good things and they helped organize this tonight. And, we love being with Mosby Woods. Some of our kids go to the center at Mosby Woods so there’s sort of a family connection already and it’s all for a good cause.”

Added Mahri Aste, Principal of Mosby Woods Elementary, “We’re so proud of this event because it raises money for our local charity, which is the Lamb Center. So, it’s one of our best events of the school year because it really brings our whole staff, students, teachers, parents all together and to do a great thing and we love playing the game.”

“We have a bunch of staff members, 50-plus volunteers between two school getting together to volunteer their time to raise money for a local charity and that’s the most important thing. And everybody has a fun and positive experience and then also you have a bunch of adults running around and none of us have gotten hurt so that’s good too,” said organizer Taylor Gaddy.