In response to a tragedy that touched many in Rockdale and Newton counties, Springfield Baptist Church is organizing a celebrity basketball game fundraiser for the victims of a September shooting outside a daycare center.
The game will be held Sunday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. at Salem High School. Tickets are $10 each, and all proceeds will go to Kimya Roberson and her 10-year-old daughter Corrine Williams. About 1500 tickets will be available after the first week of November.
The mother and daughter were approached and gunned down outside a Stockbridge daycare on Sept. 20 by Kimya's estranged husband, Terrance Sherrod Roberson, after the mother reportedly filed for divorce. Corinne was being dropped off to wait for a school bus to take her to Lorraine Elementary. Kimya, a kindergarten teacher at CJ Hicks, was shot in the face and torso and Corinne was shot in the head. Terrance Roberson later turned himself in to Newton County deputies and is currently in Rockdale County jail awaiting court.
After more than a month of surgeries and hospitalization, Corinne has healed and recovered enough to be released from the hospital. She reportedly returned home Tuesday but will continue daily therapy at Children's hospital at Scottish Rite.
For more information on the fundraising game, call Springfield Baptist Church at 770-929-1111.