Arkansas legislators take to the court for a good cause

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Arkansas lawmakers are taking their debates to the court: basketball court that is. Tuesday night they will show off their hooping skills while helping out central Arkansas children.

    Representative Jeremy Gillam and state Senator Jeremy Hutchinson stopped by "THV 11 This Morning" to talk about the 2nd annual Hoops for Kids Sake.

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    UALR will host members of the Arkansas House of Representatives and Arkansas Senate as they square off in their second annual legislative charity basketball game to support area youth.

    The "Hoops for Kids' Sake" charity event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Jack Stephens Center at UALR. General admission tickets are $10 and available at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.

    All proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas, Boys & Girls Club of Bryant and Boys & Girls Club of Saline County.

    Celebrity players, coaches, and special guests will be on hand for the bipartisan exhibition game.

    Arkansas Speaker of the House Davy Carter said legislators know who the real winners are, regardless of the game's outcome.

    "The ones who benefit from this game are the young Arkansans who are empowered to succeed with the help of positive role models," he said.

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