How did the Charity Basektball Game begin? For the first four years, Smith middle School held the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Five years ago, we talked about how we could raise more money for our event. We came up with a charity basketball game. We had three schools involved and played one game. Our sponsorship was pretty good for throwing everything together so quickly. Our biggest sponsor was the Detroit Pistons. Six years ago, our event became so large that it was moved to the Troy Community Center. Our basketball game was equally as large. We had four teams playing three games. The entire community was involved. For the past seven years, we have tried several different formats. To see a list of all the games and find our more information about them, click here.