The Peacock Toilers senior boys basketball team will get a head start on the season this weekend as they prepare to host the Helping Hoops charity tournament and alumni game.

The Toilers will welcome in seven teams from around the province for two days of action on the hardwood at Peacock Collegiate.

"Local teams, we have ourselves and Vanier in it, and then North Battleford is coming, Humboldt, Greenall, Regina Johnson, Notre Dame, so it's eight teams all together, it's mostly 4A schools, which is what our size is, so it's a good gauge to start the year and see where we're at," said Peacock coach Troy Setter.

There will be a fundraising aspect to the tournament with half of the proceeds from the gate and concession will be donated to Extendicare here in Moose Jaw.

Setter said he wants the players to be thinking about more than basketball during the year, "If they can could do something to give back to the community and we figured this was a good idea," he said.

Residents at Extendicare will also be helping out over the two days at the tournament. "They're going to come and work the door for us, they're going to have a concession there with some baked goods, anything they make off the concession, they're keeping 100-percent of," he said.

The tournament will run on Friday and Saturday at Peacock, following the gold medal game on Saturday, the Toilers will be hosting an alumni game.

Setter said that they're hoping to get as many players out as possible, "We always do alumni games at Christmas time, but if we decided add it into the tournament and the more the merry, we can gave games going on both courts."

The alumni game will tip off at 7 p.m. on Saturday. 

The tournament opens on Friday with games at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and then games run throughout the day on Saturday with the championship game hitting the court at 5 p.m. Click here for the full tournament schedule.

The Moose Jaw High School Senior Basketball League will open its season on Tuesday with Central hosting Peacock and Vanier taking on B.C.A. out in Caronport in boys and girls action.

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