It's a basketball tournament that honors the memory of a child and raises money for the underprivileged children in our community and there are many ways that you can help.

It's the 8th annual Mase Madness basketball tournament and runs August 9th - 11th. Mason Pierre McKan was born on July 13th, 2011. He was only here for a little over 6 months (January 26th, 2012), but his life has inspired many. Read Mase's story here.

The tournament is at the Johnson City Middle School Gyms. See the complete schedule here. The tournament raises money for the "Mason P. McKan Benevolence Fund."

The Benevolence Fund supports worthy local community programs by providing support to those individuals and families in our local area who have also faced tragedies and misfortune in their lives.

Funds raised will help support the community’s youth by providing scholarships to deserving student athletes and to help them pursue their dreams of athletic and personal success.

If you'd like to support the fund by donating a raffle basket or make a monetary donation, go here. You can help kids achieve their dreams and watch some great local basketball too.

To see the schedule of events and the latest info, go here and I hope to see you at this worthy cause in Johnson City, August 9th to the 11th.

[via Mase Madness]