Glo­be­trot­ters com­ing to Al­covy on Satur­day

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The Har­lem Glo­be­trot­ters and NBA Le­gends celebrity bas­ket­ball game has added a few names to the list of play­ers who will be ap­pear­ing at Al­covy High School on Sept. 8.

Harold “Bobo” Hub­bard, Larry “Shorty” Cole­man, Ty­rone “Hol- ly­wood” Brown, Matt Jack­son, An­toine Scott, Reg­gie John­son, Ricky Brown and Ray­mond Brown are sched­uled to be at the event to help raise funds for the Lady Tigers bas­ket­ball pro­gram, along with the spon­sor­ship of area busi­nesses.

Among the spon­sors for the game are Wendy’s, DA­J­MAR, INC, Pablo Trans­porta­tion, Ginn Mo­tor Com­pany, Spring­field Bap­tist Church, Cov­ing­ton Chris­tian, Aaron’s and BK Med­i­cal Group.

Tick­ets to the game, which tips off be­gin­ning at 4 p.m. are $10, and can be pur­chased at Al­covy High School or at other lo­ca­tions. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (678) 4670001. start time on Satur­day and will re­open af­ter the com­peti­tors have cleared off.

The race be­gins with reg­is­tra­tion Satur­day, fol­lowed by Amer­i­can Idol sea­son four run­nerup Bo Bice singing the na­tional an­them. Bice, who fin­ished sec­ond to Carrie Un­der­wood in 2005, was hav­ing cof­fee at Square Perk, while a Cony­ers Po­lice Of­fi­cer was dis­cussing the Fuzz Run. Bice then vol­un­teered his ser­vices at the yearly event.

Fol­low­ing the 8:20 a.m. singing of the na­tional an­them, the run will kick off with the mile event, fol­lowed by the 5K.

Dur­ing the race, wa­ter, which was pro­vided by Wal­mart and Kroger, will be avail­able at the one-mile and two-mile points will be avail­able. Fol­low­ing the race, wa­ter will also be avail­able along with an award pre­sen­ta­tion.

Awards will be given out to the top over­all run­ners, such as record hold­ers Felix Kib­diywo in 14:16 (2010) and Janet Cher­obon 16:40 (2010), a long with the top fin­ish­ers in their age groups.

New this year is the Top of the Hill award, which will be given out to the top 50-year old fin­isher.

Door prizes will also be given out, in­clud­ing a 60-inch TV pro­vided by Wal­mart.

The race is be­ing spon­sored by sev­eral area busi­nesses, and pro­vides 99 per­cent of its char­i­ta­ble funds to lo­cal char­i­ties.

Last year, the race brought in around $33,000, with most of it go­ing locally.

The race be­gan in 1984 by of­fi­cer Frank Hil­ton as a way to give to of­fi­cers hurt in the line of duty.

“Ev­ery year, we give away sev­eral thou­sands for what­ever it might be that you see such of­fi­cers killed in the line of duty,” Shi­rah said.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the event, which still has reg­is­tra­tion open at the Cony­ers Po­lice Depart­ment, at the expo or race day, visit cov­ing­ton­po­lice. com/ fuzz- run. aspx.

The 2012 Fuzz Run route.

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