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Muskegon Hts. to host ‘Unity Game’ this Wednesday

Posted at 4:25 PM, Feb 29, 2016

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. - Two communities recently hit by violence will get together this week for a "Unity Basketball Game."

Muskegon Heights will host Kalamazoo Lakeside Charter Wednesday night at 7:00pm.

In late January, four people were shot outside after a basketball game in Muskegon Heights versus Ottawa Hills.  Police believe that shooting was a continuation of a previous dispute, but Shelby High School canceled a game afterwards citing the threat of violence.

And in Kalamazoo, six people were killed, including a Mattawan High School senior after a mass shooting last weekend.  Lakeside director Steve Laidacker said the game will be a chance for both communities to "enjoy the more normal side of life, even if just for two hours."

The Unity Game will coincide with Parent's Night at Muskegon Heights.