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Clothing lines compete in basketball game

Students raise funds for those who cannot afford cap and gown

Lucy Wurst, Co-Editor

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Competing clothing lines MXTROMVB and Billionaire Mindset (BMS), founded by students, came together for a good cause on Oct. 8, facing off in the gym. Each brand sponsored a basketball team, made up of friends and family members. The competing teams’ ultimate goal was to raise money to go towards caps and gowns for seniors who cannot afford to pay for them.

“I’m excited to participate in a good cause,” said Davion Crawford, co-founder of MXTROMVB. “Even though we’re playing a game, we’re still focused on raising money.”

MXTROMVB is a streetwear clothing line that was started when Davion Crawford was in 7th grade.

“My friend and I would talk about clothes a lot and one day I asked him if he wanted to start a clothing line,” said Crawford. “We both wear MXTRO to school and have our friends wear it to promote it. We made an Instagram account for our line and always promote it on social media.”

Laverle Davis, senior, owner of BMS, proposed the idea of the game to Susan Hill, principal, weeks before.

“I love my school and I wanted to find a way to give back and this was my way to give back,” said Davis.

Davis’ cousin, Ronnie Perkins, senior, who formerly attended U. City, but now goes to Lutheran South, came back to support BMS and the school.

“I went to U. City my whole life,” said Perkins. “It’s still my home. I’m here to support my friends and my family. I plan to drop 50 and win for my team.”

Students who paid the $2 donation to support the cause filed into the gym at the end of the day and began cheering on the team they supported.

“I’m supporting MXTRO because I like the brand,” said De’avion Williams, senior. “I’m supporting my friends and there’s a good cause behind the game.”

Music, provided by Khyler Cross, senior, was played over the speakers to keep the crowd energized.

“I’m in the audio production class here,” said Cross. “That’s given me experience with DJing and I’ve DJed at other school events too.”

The game ended with Billionaire Mindset winning with a score of 79-54. Altogether, the game raised $740 for the cause.

“I thought the game was amazing,” said Hill.“It was good fun for a good cause. I’m so proud of our students.”

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