SARTELL - Hundreds gathered at Sartell High School for the Hoopin' For Tommy B Night. Hosted by the Tom Bearson Foundation the event was held during the Sartell Boys Basketball game against Rocori tonight (Friday).

The Tom Bearson Foundation Treasurer Dana Fisher says the event is a way to celebrate Bearson's birthday and raise money to help the community.

The halftime show was a hit staring the Alexandria Aces A-Basketball team. The team had many ticks including spinning basketballs on their fingers while doing somersaults.

Part of the foundation's mission is to promote and educate safety for young adults.

Fisher says "there is a lot of kids that go away to college and are away from home for the first time and there is a lot of dangers out there."

Tom was killed in September 2014 in the Fargo-Moorhead area. His case is remains active.

Chrissy Gaetke, WJON