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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

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 (GCSOM) is a member of the Geisinger family. GCSOM offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Lewistown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a portfolio of graduate 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 state and the nation. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. Visit

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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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