Metro secured the trophy at the second annual Cross-River Basketball Shoot-Out after a 58-56 win over the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK). However, the real winners are the two nonprofit groups who will split the event proceeds: Everybody Rides Metro Foundation and Project RAMP.
The game generated more than $5,000, which will help low-income individuals in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky who need transportation assistance. With about 300 cheering fans in the stands at the Dixie Heights High School gymnasium in Crestview Hills, Ky., the charity game continued the successful tradition started in 2011.
“The charity basketball game is a great opportunity for the Everybody Rides Metro Foundation and Project RAMP. We had the chance to increase awareness about our organizations and raise some much-needed funds,” said Everybody Rides Metro Executive Director Joe Curry. “We hope that this is a tradition that we can continue and expand upon.”