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Comedian headlines boys basketball fundraiser

John Vandelinder

— Moffat County basketball has a five-year cycle on uniforms, meaning without funding, the team will be playing games in uniforms worn by former students who may since have graduated from college.

Outdated basketballs, bent rims and backboards mounted in the original school construction year of 1982 are a few more items on the team’s wish list, which it thinks need to be fixed.

The Bulldogs and coach Steve Maneotis are out to change what the new boys basketball coach says are “the outdated tools of the trade for the varsity basketball squad.”

Members of the Moffat County boys basketball team hope to change that with its lone fundraiser of the year Sunday.

“Most programs do a few events over the course of their season,” Maneotis said. “We are holding one major event. It will leave me to focus on basketball.”

But on Sunday, the focus is on the fundraiser.

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“We are having a classic style Greek dinner,” Maneotis said. “We will follow it up with a great act of comedy.”

Dinner is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. followed by comedian Greg Bennick at 6 p.m.

Bennick isn’t your typical comedian. He is more of a corporate motivational-type comedian, who works team chemistry into his act. He comes from the comedy club that has vaulted Frank Caliendo, of “Frank TV” fame, into the national spotlight.

The prices are as follows:

$45 single adult – dinner and show

$80 adult couples – dinner and show

$120 family pack (two adults, two children) – dinner and show

$12 single adults – show only

$6 students – show only

Maneotis’ goal is to make $15,000 through the fundraiser.

As a local businessman, Maneotis said he understands the importance in getting a lot of bang for your buck.

“It’s a great value for what you pay for,” he said. “We have room for 630 people in our auditorium. If we get half that many people, we’ll be pleased.”

Maneotis said the event is about money, which is key to enable the team to make the necessary changes needed for this season, but it also is about introducing his team to its fans.

“It allows the public a chance to meet the basketball team and to catch a view of their new uniforms,” he said. “It is a great way to get the word out. It lets the public know about Moffat County basketball.”

Tickets can be purchased at Victory Motors.