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Posted on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 : 5:50 p.m.

Pioneer grad Casey Stockton raising funds for 'Basketball Peace Corps'

By Pete Cunningham

Pioneer High School graduate Casey Stockton was chosen back in March by the Shooting Touch sabbatical program to embark on a 10-month international work program centered on using basketball as a means for social change.

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Casey Stockton

Stockton, who recently finished his senior basketball season at Denison University, won $25,000 and leaves in October for Rwanda for a 10-month program where he will work with charities, orphanages and churches to hold basketball camps and build courts while teaching the ideals of education health and fitness, disease prevention and gender equality.

But Stockton's not waiting until October to get started. Stockton and fellow grant winner Isaura Guzman are raising funds for purchasing and shipping everything from shoes to glass backboards to Rwanda in October.

Click here for information on their efforts and to find out how to donate.