Catonsville High School's basketball teams will host neighborhood Catholic school rivals Seton Keough and Mount St. Joseph for the second annual Merritt Properties Catonsville Cup fundraiser Saturday.
The No. 14 Comets girls will play Seton Keough in the day's finale at 3:45 p.m. The boys will meet No. 3 Mount St. Joseph at 2 p.m. Last year, Seton Keough and Mount St. Joseph won in the inaugral Catonsville Cup.
The day kicks off with the girls junior varsity game at 10:30 a.m., followed by the boys JV game at 12:15.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the There Goes My Hero Foundation, which supports those with leukemia by adding to the bone marrow registry as well as funding blood cancer research and family support programs. Everyone at the game will have the opportunity to become a member of the registry by having their mouths swabbed.
Catonsville girls coach Mike Mohler said the idea to benefit the There Goes My Hero Foundation arose because his family is friends with Nestor Aparcio, of WNST radio, whose wife Jennifer was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year.
"This tournament has really become an opportunity for the community to embrace the real meaning of the holiday season," Mohler said. "I am very proud of the way everyone has responded."