Trying To Keep Med-Law Classic Going

A long standing fundraiser for nearly two decades held at East Carolina University may be fading.

The 17th Annual Med-Law Classic was held at Minges Coliseum Thursday night. It's a fundraiser to benefit the Pitt County Health Education Foundation. Players made up of doctors and lawyers play a basketball game to raise money.

Event organizer Kelly Baxter says the total amount of money raised has been declining the past couple of years in connection with loss of interest in the game. She says they're trying to save a great tradition. "As with anything after 17 years, you have periods where you lose a little bit of steam and then gain it back. This year we brought in the Greenville Fire/Rescue. Typically our events have been the doctors playing the lawyers. This year they teamed up to challenge the Greenville Fire/Rescue. It's been great for us and we really hope to continue that and revive this event."

Baxter says the total amount of money raised from Thursday's game should reach over $50,000.

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  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Mar 27, 2009 at 01:25 PM
    Yeah, who really cares about doctors and lawyers playing sorry basketball. How bout trying a "pick-up " style game with high school basketball players , where people bid on the players to build the best team. Maybe if you get people who can actually play basketball, you might get more enthusiasm. Then that will gives the high schoolers a key note to put on their college application extra- carricular activities list.
  • by Brian Location: Greeenville on Mar 26, 2009 at 09:25 PM
    Who wants to watch a bunch of middleaged people play lousy basketball? Perhaps it's time to dump the small town mentality and find a better way to raise money.
  • by Interested but busy Location: Winterville on Mar 26, 2009 at 09:19 PM
    Having events on a week night is really hard to attend. There are already after-school activities and games as well as regularly scheduled meetings. If this were on the weekend maybe attendance would be better.
  • by B Ored on Mar 26, 2009 at 07:26 PM
    They can't play...I'd rather just donate than waste a few hours of my valuable time.

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