JUCO/MLK Basketball Classic
The MLK Basketball Classic planning committee
is pleased to announce the inaugural JUCO/MLK Basketball Classic
presented by Tribune VarsityXtra, which is scheduled for Saturday,
January 19 at Theo Heap Gymnasium on the campus of Mesa Community
College, which is at 1833 West Southern Avenue (southeast
corner of Dobson Road and Southern Avenue).
Here is the game schedule:
1 pm - South Mountain CC vs. Chandler-Gilbert
3 pm - South Mountain CC vs. Chandler-Gilbert CC (men)
530 pm - Cochise College vs. Mesa Community College (women)
730 pm - Cochise College vs. Mesa Community College (men)
Tickets for all four games are $5 adults, $3
students (college/high school), and free of charge for junior-high
students and younger.
Included in the festivities are national anthem
singers, performances by high school spiritlines, and a performance
by a local dance studio. Also, each school has selected a
community/school member to be recognized at halftime for their
contribution and support of diversity on campus.
Event sponsors include the East Valley Tribune,
P.S. Studios, AmeriCopy, Mesa Public Schools, Mesa Community
College, Mesa Convention and Visitors Bureau, Recruiting Realities,
Dr. Paul R. Sandstrom, Dr. David W. Edwards, Rancho de Tia
Rosa's, Memories 4 Life, Tomek Sports, and REHAB Arizona.
Presenting sponsor is the Tribune VarsityXtra. Special thanks
to Chris Haines (South Mountain), John Mulhearn (MCC), Bo
Hall (Cochise), and Jeff Mason (Chandler-Gilbert) for their
assistance with the first-year event.