May 10, 2012 - The following article is reprinted, with permission, from i95Ballerz.com. Class of 2013 forward Kris Jenkins, a student athlete receiving some Hoya looks, should suit up, as will UNC commit Nate Britt. Also expect talented players such as Roddy Peters, Obie Oleka, Andre Walker, John Davis and a host of others to don playing silks.
Sometimes basketball is used for more than simply sport, it can aid causes greater than the actual sport. Bo's Basketball Bonanza is just such a utilization of roundball.
Designed to support the effort of child foster care, Basketball Bonanza, a hoops event held Saturday, May 12th, to commemorate Eusibio 'Bo' McCoy; a former foster child, McCoy was killed in 2009 via motorcycle accident. His foster family, the Deberry's have designed Bo's Basketball Bonanza to "carryout his dream of establishing an organization that would provide programs in foster care in the metropolitan area", according to the family's patriarch, Dale.
Bo's Basketball Bonanza, held at Riverdale Baptist School (1133 Largo Road Upper Marlboro, MD 20774) this weekend, will pit top flight travel teams, girls and boys, in action, followed by a celebrity game. The schedule and cost follow:
Girls - BOO WILLIAMS-MD 17U vs TEAM SOL 17U 12:00PM
Boys - DC ASSAULT 13U Gold vs MD FINEST 14U 1:30PM
DC ASSAULT 15U Gold vs MD FINEST 15U 3:00PM
DC ASSAULT 17U Gold vs MD FINEST 17U 4:30PM
DC ASSAULT 14U Gold vs ETU WARRIORS 14U 6:00PM
CELEBRITY GAME 7:30PM
Cost: Ages six and up $7. Under 6 is free. Concessions will be sold.
Basketball Bonanza is planned to coincide with National Foster Care Awareness Month. Resultantly Deberry indicated "Therefore our mission at this event is twofold: 1) to provide information about foster care and how others can get involved and 2) raise funds to officially begin to implement the organization's programs".
Those interested in sponsorship opportunities, click here. Donations can made by check or www.BoFostersHope.org. All donations are welcome.
See you there.