Local charities receive checks from Golden Throne fundraiser 2013

LEWISTON, ID - The battle of the "Golden Throne" is without a doubt the biggest rivalry in the Valley, pitting the Lewiston High School boys and girls basketball teams against the teams at Clarkston High.

However a large part of the big event is focused on fund-raising for local charities. This afternoon, ASB representatives from both high schools came together to present checks to Habitat for Humanity, Tina's Hope for a Cure, Lewiston High School Bengal's Pantry and Clarkston High School's Invest Ed.

"We're starting our thirtieth home right now," said Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Richard Goodwin. "And literally the donation that you've given us has put a roof over someone's head."

This year both schools raised a combined $9,000 to donate to the selected charities. Since it's inception in 1994, both schools have raised more than $100,000.