Seventy-nine teams with players of all ages participated in the 12th annual Yooper Hooper 3-on-3 basketball tournament held at Manistique High School last weekend. According to event organizer Mike Powers the day long event raised an estimated $2,500 that will be donated to charity. The tournament, which started out as a class project, has raised about $40,000 which was donated to a wide variety of causes including CBC, Northwood’s Air Lifeline, Happy Hearts, Human Society, Manistique Area Schools, Academic Booster Club, Habitat for Humanity, Bay Cliff Health Camp and many others. This year marks an end of a successful run for Powers who will be stepping down as tournament director. Always willing to help, Powers said it was time to turn the tournament over and credits its success to the many students who volunteer their time each year to make the tournament a success. 42p1.jpg