Support your local girl’s basketball team

It’s that time of the year when high school players are pushing candy, washing cars, making food and otherwise doing any and everything they can to raise money for their team. The money goes to tournaments, uniforms, travel expenses, shoes and the like. And because girl’s games don’t make as much money as their male counterparts, fundraisers are especially important.

I’d like to invite any coach, player or parent with a team who’s got a fundraiser going on or coming up to let me know. I’ll be happy to publish the notice, no matter what state you live in or how big or small your city.

I’m going to get the ball rolling with one of my very favorite Los Angeles City Section teams, the Washington Prep Lady Generals. They’re having their annual pancake breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at Darby Park, 3400 West Arbor Vitae Street, Inglewood, CA 90305. Please stop by, get your breakfast on and support the girls. They’re pretty awesome.

This message brought to you by Reshanda “Too Tall” Gray, seen above (middle) this past Saturday at the HAX showcase tournament. She is currently ranked 38 on the ESPN class of 2011 “Super Sixty.”