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3 on 3 basketball tournament to raise money for Haiti

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

An Auburn 12-year old is making a difference, by combining her love of basketball and fundraising to bring clean drinking water to families in Haiti.

Sutton Smith created hoops for Haiti, a three on three tournaments for kids in 2008.

This year, she hopes to raise $1,000 to help Auburn United Methodist Church build a water well in Haiti.

"It would make the lives of people in Haiti so much easier. They can get fresh drinking water. They don't have to travel to get water is a necessity to life and we don't realize we take it for granted," says Sutton.

The 3 on 3 tournaments is set for March 3rd from 10 am until noon at the Grove Hill neighborhood.  Kids can play for a $5 donation.

Sutton says halftime is the most entertaining as the dads compete in a dunking contest, judged by the moms.

For more information on how to donate or how to play in hoops for Haiti, call the missions director at Auburn United Methodist Church.

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