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Proceeds from charity basketball game go to fight rare chromosomal disorder

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NEWTON FALLS, Ohio -

Two Trumbull County high school basketball teams tipped off Saturday night to raise awareness and money for a rare chromosomal disorder.

Newton Falls played host to the Bristol panthers in a foundation basketball game with proceeds going to SOFT, Support Organization for Trisomy.

Organizer Alyssa Giesy and her fiancé lost their daughter, Dawson Seydler, to complications of the disorder, trisomy 13.

Giesy says the members of SOFT were very supportive. "We want to be able to give back to families who gave to us. They gave us great advice, great help when going through the loss of our daughter. So we just want to give back to that," Giesy said.

Four hundred and fifty people turned out for the game and the event raised $1,400.

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