Playing for Tessa

In memory of Tessa Beauchamp, 29 high school basketball teams in three age groups (Senior, Junior Grade 8) playedat three local schools

Bronwyn Lapadula of the Holy Cross Crusaders goes up for a rebound with a  Vernon Panthers opponent during a Junior girls high school basketball game at Surrey Christian Middle School Friday morning. The game was one of 42 played at Tessa’s Tournament, an annual event staged in memory of Tessa Beauchamp, a former player with the Holy Cross Crusaders who died in January, 2012 after a lengthy battle with cancer. This year’s tournament featured 29 teams playing in three age groups (Senior, Junior Grade 8) with games at Holy Cross High School, Surrey Christian High School and St. Matthews Elementary. Money raised during the tournament went to the Tessa Beauchamp Foundation

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