Dust Bowl to benefit Madisonville students

MADISONVILLE, KY (WFIE) - In Madisonville, a summertime tradition continues Friday night with the annual Dust Bowl Basketball Tournament.

The organization "Light Of Chance" took over the event two years ago and is including a few free services this year along with the 12-team basketball tournament.

This year, a portion of the proceeds from the tournament are going towards free health screenings, hair cuts, and back to school supplies for students.

Organizers say they want to make this weekend more than just a basketball tournament.

"There will be really family friendly, family oriented, good food, good music. And that's kind of what we try to do. Light of Chance wants to kind of restore it back, bring it back to the days in which people could have some good family memories with the event,"  says Light of Chance Executive Director Eric Logan.

The tournament kicks off Friday night at 6:30 p.m. with games also at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Tournament games will continue from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday with the semi-finals and finals of the tournament to be held on Sunday.

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