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Laurel to host 10th Annual Hoops for Healing Hearts games

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, the Laurel girls’ basketball program will host the 10th Annual “Hoops for Healing Hearts” games to benefit The American Heart Association.

Hoops for Healing Hearts was created to raise money to help save lives and aid in the research of heart disease while remembering and honoring those who have lost their lives to related heart complications and heart disease.

Erin Ertter, the Hoops for Healing Hearts Coordinator, lost her father Dan to heart disease on Father’s Day 2002. Mr. Ertter coached several sports from the youth level through the high school level. His ability to communicate and inspire young student-athletes led Erin to pursue a career in teaching and coaching.

As the head coach at South for nine years, Erin Ertter created and hosted the Hoops for Healing Hearts games at the school.

This season, Laurel head coach Tim McMahon offered to host the event.

This year’s games will feature Laurel Gators against the Western Reserve Academy Pioneers at 1:00 and 2:30 p.m. at Laurel High School, 1 Lyman Circle, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122.


The generosity of donors is vital as Hoops for Healing Hearts continues to help in the research of heart disease and to invest in the health of future generations. All Proceeds will benefit The American Heart Association, Tax ID # 18-018768 and a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity.

In addition to the basketball games, t-shirts will be sold and a 50-50 raffle and Chinese Auction will be held.

Contributors will be recognized in all print materials at the basketball game. Winners will be announced during the third quarter of the varsity game on Saturday afternoon. Anyone not in attendance will be notified of their winnings via phone or email.

Click here for the donation flyer.

Anyone with questions or willing to make a donation please contact Erin Ertter at 440-796-9296 or Tim McMahon at 419-308-6313.

All checks should be made payable to the American Heart Association.

Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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