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Proceeds to benefit the Northeast Regional Autism Center at Friendship House

On Sunday, April 7, students from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine will host the eighth annual ALLEY-OOP FOR AUTISM three-on-three charity basketball tournament.

In addition to the tournament, the event features a three-point contest for $10. Winners of the three-on-three basketball tournament and the winner of the three-point contest will receive basketball tickets to a Philadelphia 76ers game.

All proceeds will benefit the Northeast Regional Autism Center at Friendship House in Scranton.

Check in for the tournament is 11:45 a.m. at Byron Recreational Complex at The University of Scranton. Tournament play begins at noon. Registration is $35 per team. Teams should be registered by March 17. Players must be 18 years of age or older. All participants receive a free T-shirt.

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About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) is a member of the Geisinger family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Atlantic City, Danville, Doylestown, Sayre, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) and Professional Science Master's (PSM) degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its region, as well as from across the nation. The school also has more than 500 residents and fellows in 31 accredited residency programs and 27 accredited fellowships. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. For more information, visit, or connect with us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a Research Institute and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

GCSOM Alley-Oop for Autism 2019
Gathering to plan the three-on-three basketball tournament slated for April 7 at noon at the University of Scranton are Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine student organizers, from left Camille Gonzalez, David Hinnenkamp and Patrick Roman.
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