Basketball Showdown Helps End Violence Against Women

By KBJR News 1

September 30, 2012 Updated Sep 30, 2012 at 10:36 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- A basketball showdown event between Northlanders and professional stunt athletes raised money to help keep women and children safe.

The Harlem Ambassadors and the Duluth-Superior Hot Shots battled on the court at Denfeld Highschool.

Proceeds of the game will be given to the Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, which aims to end violence against women.

The Hot Shots team made up of local celebrities and community members including school teachers and city employees.

"Domestic abuse is a social problem, it's a community problem,” Linda Riddle of DAIP said. “We all need to work on it together and to do that we need to get along and get to know each other."

After the game, the ambassadors stuck around to sign autographs and talk with the audience.

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