3-on-3 tournament to raise money for Angel Wings Fund scholarship

'Box Out Breast Cancer' proceeds will go to Keisha Y. Young Angel Wings Fund


Damon Brown, left, his wife Keisha, middle, and their daughter Angel, right, pose for a family portrait.

Central Michigan University's Sports Management Capstone class will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to raise money for the Keisha Y. Young Angel Wings Fund

The event, titled "Box Out Breast Cancer," will take place at noon Sunday, Nov. 18 in the Student Activity Center.

Teams can register online at cmu3on3.eventbrite.com. The cost is $10 per player and each team must have four players, one of whom must be female. 

All proceeds will go to the Angel Wings Fund, which was created to honor the memory of Keisha Young, wife of CMU Director of Student Activities and Involvement Damon Brown. 

The sports management class has a goal of raising $10,000 at the tournament, all of which will go toward Angel Wings Fund academic scholarships. The Keisha Y. Brown Angel Wings Scholarship is awarded annually to a CMU student who has been impacted by cancer. 

The winners of the tournament will receive a plaque, according to Harsens Island graduate student Meredith Moore, who is helping put the tournament together. 

"This organization hit home for me personally, and what (Angel Wings Fund) does with the money is extremely important," Moore said. "I'm glad to have the opportunity to be involved with this."

There will be a cap on registration once 40 teams have registered to play in the tournament.