The ninth annual mother-daughter gasketball game will be played Friday, Jan. 11 with a 7 p.m. tipoff at Kent Center School.

Members of the Kent Center School girls' basketball team will face off against their mothers. While the play always provides a number of laughs for spectators, the real focus of the game is raising money to aid those fighting cancer.

Proceeds from the game go to the Jane Lloyd Fund, which was founded in 2006 after Ms. Lloyd lost her eight-year battle with cancer.

Her family founded the fund in respond to the generosity of the community, which helped her when she was in need.

The fund is unique in that it provides direct support for a patient's day-to-day living expenses, so those individuals battling cancer can live more comfortably and with dignity in their own home during treatment.

The fund benefits cancer patients from the towns of Kent, Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Salisbury and Sharon.

There is no admission price to the game, but attendees are encouraged to make donations to the cause.