The community is invited to cheer on 10 basketball teams as they square off at Barron Collier High School on Saturday to help the family of a local 10-year-old boy battling aplastic anemia.
The “Bee A Hero” tournament is being conducted to benefit Timmy Bee, who is at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg recovering from a life-saving bone marrow transplant. His mother Bonnie Bee is a Collier County Sheriff’s Office corporal. His father Kevin Bee is a firefighter/EMT with North Naples Fire Control and Rescue District.
The event starts at 7:30 a.m. The championship game is set for 1 p.m. The tournament is free, but donations will be accepted to assist the family. In addition, there will be a drawing for a basketball autographed by Paul Pierce, a forward with the NBA’s Washington Wizards.