Concord nonprofit hosts charity basketball game with law enforcement

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 14, 2016

CONCORD — Concord-based nonprofit Wilmon Cousar Project Bridge is organizing a charity basketball game with proceeds to benefit Mothers of Murdered Offspring and the Cabarrus Chapter of Autism Society of North Carolina.

The participants will play against Cabarraus County Sheriff’s Department. The game will take place Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Cabarrus Arena and Event Center, 4751 N.C. 49, with doors opening at 1 p.m.

Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and at the door $20 for adults and $10 for children. There will be door prizes, halftime entertainment, refreshments, a guest speaker and a charity presentation.

The event is to “raise money to support the youth in our community and continue to build a relationship with the community and law enforcement,” said Project Bridge founder Thomas Cousar.

Cousar formed the organization in January 2015 as a way to provide support to the underserved and at-risk population by bridging the gap between adolescent development and early adulthood.

Project Bridge has facilitated a school-based mentoring program, after-school program and a back-to-school program in Concord. The organization has also provided food and clothing to various homeless shelters in Rowan, Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties.