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Governor's Holiday Hoops Classic raises $48K for food banks

Thursday - 2/28/2013, 10:23am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Gov. Bob McDonnell says ticket sales from the inaugural Governor's Holiday Hoops Classic raised more than $48,000 for Virginia's food banks.

The donation adds to the more than 100 tons of food collected for the needy during a month-long drive by the four participating schools. The schools were the University of Virginia, Old Dominion, the University of Richmond and George Mason.

McDonnell on Wednesday called the inaugural event an "impressive show of generosity."

This year's tournament on Dec. 21 at the Richmond Coliseum will feature Hampton against James Madison, and Virginia Tech against Virginia Commonwealth.

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