A Clinton tradition dating back almost twenty years is set to take place this weekend at Clinton Community High School.
The Clinton Rotary Club is hosting the annual "Maroon & Gold Alumni Basketball Game" Saturday night at Clinton High School. The proceeds from all the games have gone to Habitat for Humanity. Terry Ijams with the Clinton Rotary and organizer of the game, praises the work throughout the years Habitat has done, and feels the effort is certainly worth while.
For fans that have come out in the past, they may notice some new faces on the sidelines this year coaching. Ijams says Clinton High School's Class of 76 alum Jann Martin will be coaching one of the women's teams once again. Newcomers to the coaches benches this year will be Sara Davenport, Class of 95, on the women's side. For the men's game, Jared Hooker and Gary Riegel from the Class of 62.
Tip off for the women's game is set for 6:30 Saturday night in the Clinton High School gym, and the men's game should get underway around 7:45. Doors will open around 5:45. Tickets are available at the door, and are five dollars for adults, while children 12 and under are free. Again, all proceeds from the event are contributed to DeWitt County Habitat For Humanity.