School teams battle for a good cause tonight

Harrison High School will host the 12th Annual Battle of the Middles Charity Basketball Game, which tips off at 6:30 p.m. on December 9.

Staffs of Warner Middle School and District Administration will take the court against the staffs of Power Middle School and East Middle School to raise funds for Farmington Area Goodfellows. Cash proceeds and donations of toys and canned goods will go directly to Farmington area families in need.

Last year’s game raised more than $9,346 and helped more than 200 Farmington area families. Over the past decade, the Battle of the Middles has helped raise more than $57,577 and collected countless canned goods and toys for the two charities. This year’s goal is $10,000.

The Farmington Area Goodfellows collects and delivers food and toys to ensure that no child or senior in Farmington or Farmington Hills goes without a Christmas. Neighborhood House, supported by the Goodfellows, operates year-round to help local families and individuals in need.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students, or $1 with two or more canned goods and free with a new unwrapped toy.