Lady Falcons to 8th Annual Host Hoops for Hospice


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Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care

The Falconer Girls Basketball Team will be hosting the 8th Annual “Hoops for Hospice” basketball event on February 13, 2018. The Lady Golden Falcons will square off against the Ellicottville Eagles this year in the Falconer High School gymnasium beginning with the Junior Varsity game at 6:00pm, followed by the Varsity game at 7:30pm.

Tickets can be purchased, at the FCS High School gym entrance starting at 3 p.m. on the day of the event and will be available until 7:30 p.m. that evening. Basket raffles, baked goods for sale and concession sales will continue throughout the evening.

The annual competition has become a tradition for the community-minded team, which has raised over $20,000 since the event was first organized, thanks to generous support of parents, donors and merchants. This year, all donations and funds raised by the basket raffles and T-shirt sales will be donated to CHPC in memory of Rosemary Billquist, whose husband Jeremy is a Falcons alumnus. In addition, funds collected from the sale of baked goods and concessions will be donated to the Troy Little Children’s fund.

“Emily and the Lady Falcon hoopers are a very special group of individuals,” said Andrew Dickson, VP Community Engagement at CHPC. “We are truly grateful to be a part of their team.”

The Lady Falcons are also asking for donations of goods or services for the basket raffles. For more information about the event, or to make a donation, please contact Emily Scholeno, or 716-665- 6624, x4215.

Community events, such as ‘Hoops for Hospice’ help to support the mission of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, which is to provide end of life education and care in Chautauqua County. CHPC provides hospice care for patients and families facing life-limiting terminal illness, palliative care for those with serious chronic illness, and bereavement support to individuals, families and organizations who have suffered the loss of a loved one. For more information, visit or call (716) 338-0033.