BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Dozens of former and currently standouts on the basketball court in Eastern Maine are contributing to a cause this weekend. The 2nd annual Noonan Nation Basketball Tournament in honor of former Bangor High School star Clark Noonan kicked off on Friday evening at Red Barry Gymnasium at Bangor High School.
Noonan was killed in a car crash on April 14th last year in Standish - where he was a student and basketball player at St. Joseph's College. Current UMaine basketball player Luke Hetterman came up with the idea last year. He played basketball with Clark on the Rams basketball team in high school. Last year, the tournament was at the University of Maine. But this year, he decided to move it to Bangor High School since that's where Clark played.
All of the proceeds go towards a scholarship at Bangor High School in Clark's name. This past school year, senior Parker Sanderson was awarded the $1500 scholarship.
The tournament continues all day Saturday, with finals on Sunday. All 38 referees for the tournament are doing it on a volunteer basis.