BARTON, Vt. -
The Orleans County Challengers hosted an All Star Basketball Night Thursday at Lake Region Union High School. The event was a fundraiser to help the 7th grade Vermont state champion AAU team get to Nationals in Memphis, Tennessee later this month. The team had been raising money for the last several weeks and were just a few thousand short of their goal heading into Thursday night's event.
The All Star Basketball Night featured a silent raffle, shooting contests and all star games. One of the games featured former Catamount and St. Johnsbury High School great, Taylor Coppenrath. The forward shared his AAU experience with the the Challengers which also included a trip to nationals. Coppenrath just won his fourth straight championship playing professionally in Spain.