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Holyoke residents hold memorial basketball tournament

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HOLYOKE, MA (WSHM) -

Members of the community came together on Saturday to honor and celebrate the life of Myriam Miranda, who was killed in a drive-by shooting 10 years ago.

Her family started a memorial basketball tournament eight years ago in her honor.

Nearly 100 people gathered at the Boys and Girls Club to shoot hoops.

The tournament consisted of 20 teams of five players each that played games of three-on-three. All players wore T-shirts that said "Stop The Violence."

Miranda's family said they are happy they can honor her memory with doing something positive for the community.

"From something so terrible, we did something so positive," said Reynaldo Rivera, Miranda's son. "Stop the violence [the tournament], we have been doing it for eight years and we are going to continue it for the community."

The event had a number of sponsors including the Miranda/Rivera family, the Holyoke Boys and Girls Club and the Holyoke Parks and Recreation Department.

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