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Shooting hoops for military heroes

Tom ‘‘Satch’’ Sanders (in green) talks with Mayor Setti Warren at Newton South.


Tom ‘‘Satch’’ Sanders (in green) talks with Mayor Setti Warren at Newton South.

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Newton Mayor Setti Warren marked National Armed Forces Day by hosting “Hoops for our Troops’’ at Newton South High School. Among those suiting up for the charity basketball game benefiting veterans, active servicemen and women, and their families were Warren, the Slater Foundation’s Sam Slater, Kiss 108’s Matt Siegel, Celts co-owner Steve Pagliuca, former Celtics Tom “Satch’’ Sanders and Dana Barros, “Coach’’ Willie Maye, Pats players Patrick Chung and Kevin Faulk, former Patriot Jermaine Wiggins, WEEI yakker Lou Merloni, Bruin Shawn Thornton. Thornton also joined Mayor Tom Menino at a Wiffle ball tourney at the Boston Athletic Club benefiting Joslin Diabetes Center. The event was begun by Boston Police Superintendent Paul Fitzgerald and his wife, Leigh Anne, when their daughter Caroline was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 8.

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