MARTINSVILLE, TX (KTRE) - While teams are making the final adjustments to their game plans, the Nacogdoches County girls recently took time out of practice to learn more about the charity they are playing for at the KTRE Pineywoods Showdown.
The girls listened to a representative of the American Cancer Society and were able to take away a new understanding of what they are playing for.
"There were a lot of charities that they could have chosen and to choose the American Cancer Society really says a lot about these ladies," said Holly Randall, a volunteer for the organization.
"It has a lot more meaning to it and I think that when we play it's going to be about more than basketball and it puts more meaning to it," said Martinsville senior Gabriel Spencer.
"We're playing for the people of Nacogdoches," said Danny Enloe, the coach of the team. "That's the one thing about the charity that we chose, they are trying to keep as many of the proceeds in the county and we want to help our neighbors. That's what we are trying to accomplish."
The KTRE Pineywoods Showdown is Thursday, with the girls game tipping off at 6 p.m. The game pits the top seniors of Angelina County against the top seniors of Nacogdoches County.