Local celebrities come together giving back to community children

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Taking over the gym at Rockford University, the Blazo 8th Annual game puts some well-known Stateliners like State Senator Steve Stadelman and team Coach Darnell VanVleet on the court shoot some hoops and collect winter coats for those in need. The fun continued a three point contest, a concession stand and special giveaways.

Senator Steve Stadelman says, "It's kind of nice to see them in one place and really just see local basketball talent on display, but the other half is a charity event. People are donating warm clothing and coats and there's obviously a need in this community for that. So, it's a chance to see some great basketball and help out a good cause as well."

Lucky attendees won raffles for haircuts and braids, while enjoying music by Tydal.