PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 20, 2014 — State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams and local officials will tip-off the senator’s “Ultimate Back 2 School Basketball Challenge” at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Kingsessing Recreation Center, Philadelphia.
The basketball tournament is being held as a creative way to collect school supplies. All attendees and players are asked to donate a notebook, backpack, pencils or other school supplies. The winning team will donate all of the collected school supplies from the tournament to their selected school.
“Hoops and help; two things I believe are working to make the 8th Senatorial District a better place to live, work and learn,” Sen. Williams said.
The basketball challenge is in collaboration with The Philly Commission and locally elected officials.
Alisha Jackson and The Beautification Project will provide free beverages and DJ RudeBoi will bring the music. Attendees can also buy food from a variety of vendors.
The agenda for the day:
9:30 a.m. – Team registration
10 a.m. – Ceremonial tip-offs with Sen. Williams, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, DA Seth Williams and Rep. Ron Waters
11 a.m. – 2nd part of Round 1 with tip-offs by Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Rep. Jordan Harris and Rep. James Roebuck
Noon – Quarterfinals begin
1 p.m. – Check presentation from food vendor donations to JayHawks Youth Association, Kingsessing Basketball Youth Camp (hosting the tournament) followed by start of semi-finals
2:15 p.m. – School supply presentation to the participating schools’ principals
2:45 p.m. – Championship game tip-off
3:30 p.m. – School supplies awarded to the tournament champion and school.
Bartram High School
Frankford High School
Hardy Williams Mastery Charter
King High School
Miracle Temple Christian Academy
Penn Wood Middle
Rep. Jordan Harris
Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams
Rep. Ron Waters
Councilman Kenyatta Johnson/Peace Not Guns
Rasheen Crews/The Foundation for a Better Society
Bouncy on Wheels
Rep. James Roebuck
Kings Rule Together
Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell
Anton Moore/Unity in the Community
Nehemiah Davis/Nehemiah Davis Foundation
Tyrique Glasgow/Young Chances Foundation
DA Seth Williams
Don Cave/Barber Money Team (BMT)
Media coverage is invited.
WHAT: Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams’ “Ultimate Back 2 School Basketball Challenge”
WHO: Sen. Anthony Williams, locally elected officials
WHEN: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30
WHERE: Kingsessing Recreation Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave., Philly
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