Nineteen teams will be at Tessa’s Tournament at three Surrey high schools Friday and Saturday.
The tournament is staged annually by the Tessa Beauchamp Foundation, established to honor and remember Holy Cross Crusaders basketball player Tessa Beauchamp, who lost a battle with cancer in 2012.
Grade 8, Junior and Senior girls basketball teams will play Friday and Saturday at Holy Cross and Surrey Christian high schools. Three games will also be played at Fleetwood Park Secondary on Saturday.
To support of the foundation, donations in memory of Tessa Beauchamp can be made at the till at Fresh Street Farms. Donors will receive a Strength bracelet.
Silent auction items have been donated by women’s basketball teams from Trinity Western University, Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria.
The foundation is also collecting old basketball shoes and basketballs at each gym location, to be sent to the Philippines.