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Reminder: Benefit hoops game tonight to help educators displaced by fire

Don’t forget about tonight’s benefit basketball game at Massaponax High.

The boys basketball teams from Massaponax and Spotsylvania High will be playing at 6:30 p.m. to benefit a pair of educators from those schools whose home was made uninhabitable by a fire early Friday morning.

Len Carlson is a physical education teacher and head boys basketball coach at Spotsylvania High School. His wife, Christy Bagby Carlson, is a physical education teacher and athletic trainer at Massaponax High.

The couple, their 8-month-old daughter Rilyn, and Christy Carlson’s mother escaped safely from the burning home. However, they lost their belongings.

All proceeds from ticket sales and the concession stand will be given to the family. Also, people can bring items for the family such as gift cards to help them with necessities.

Massaponax High School is located at 8201 Jefferson Davis Highway.