James Lafferty, तारा, स्टार of the locally filmed TV series “One पेड़ Hill,” broke some bad news on the OTHfans.com Web site this week. He won’t be holding a charity बास्केटबाल, बास्केटबॉल, बास्केट बॉल game this साल in Wilmington as he has for the past five years. The game has been a big hit with प्रशंसकों who get to buy “One पेड़ Hill”-related merchandise and take चित्रो of the cast and crew competing on the court. Last year, और than 1,300 प्रशंसकों paying $25 each packed the stands of Cape Fear Community College’s Schwartz Center. Lafferty’s publicist released a statement to the site explaining why he canceled this year’s event: “I will not be holding a charity बास्केटबाल, बास्केटबॉल, बास्केट बॉल game this year. As a result of constant harassment and gross invasions of privacy via e-mail and telephone, targeting myself, my फ्रेंड्स and even my family, I no longer feel comfortable holding a fundraiser in such an intimate setting with fans. It is frustrating and discouraging that a few have ruined it for the many this year, and I hope that myself and the दिखाना have the opportunity to be charitable again in the future under different circumstances. I am not speaking on behalf of any of my cast, या the दिखाना as a collective. This is a personal choice. Thank आप to all the प्रशंसकों who have been gracious, cordial and supportive of the charity events in the past, and thank आप for understanding.” Lafferty has often कहा the charity game was one way he and the other cast members could give back to the fans. He’s been known as one of the और accessible stars of the show, not only because of the game, but also because of his involvement with the community. During the Wilmington Sea Dawg’s inaugural season, he and a few local filmmakers shot a documentary about the minor league बास्केटबाल, बास्केटबॉल, बास्केट बॉल team. The film, “For Keeps,” debuted in 2008 at the लोकप्रिय Cucalorus Film Festival here. Lafferty and other “One पेड़ Hill” cast members sat in the crowd with film buffs and प्रशंसकों alike. He’s also taken time after shooting on location to walk across the सड़क, स्ट्रीट and sign autographs for waiting fans. Perhaps those affected the most, however, are the charities that have benefited from the बास्केटबाल, बास्केटबॉल, बास्केट बॉल game’s proceeds. Last year, money went to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Winnie’s Garden and the Wilmington Family YMCA.
5th Annual James Lafferty Charity Basketball Game