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Beechwood’s B4B Dunks Drugs club aims to learn running a good business, fundraising, giving back

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Staff Report

The 10th annual B4B Dunks Drugs club at Beachwood School will hold its fundraising basketball game at the school at 3 p.m. tomorrow.

B4B stands for Basketball 4 Business. It’s a business operated by the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), sponsored by teacher Lori Eberle, to raise money for charities. It started in 2007.

Each year, students operate B4B as a simulated company and learn real lessons about financial responsibility and marketing from a business standpoint.

There’s fun, too — It’s a game between the staff and seniors.

Last year’s B4B donation, $2222, went to the CURE STARTS NOW.

Superintendent Dr. Mike Stacy says he loves B4B because it’s about “Philanthropy and Community.”

And he also isn’t worried about losting: “My vertical may have suffered another year; but, I’m shaving my head twice a day for good luck and working out at 4 a.m.”

He believes the staff is up for the game.

Doors open at 2:50 p.m..

B4B has donated $6,350 to charities so far, including: The Cure Starts Now, leukemia and cancer research, Make-A-Wish, Wounded Warriors, Beechwood cheer and band programs, and more.

Drug Free Clubs of America and Northern KY Hates Heroin are the 2017 donation recipients.

Seniors run the event, and they have a website.

The event is always packed with 450+ students and community members. 

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