Big Day for HS Hoops In Sacramento

The 5th annual Hoops for the Homeless Families Classic was a big success in Sacramento and GoldenStatePreps provides a recap of the event...

Were you in the Sacramento area for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and love high school basketball? Then you've must have been one of the thousands of spectators at the 5th annual Hoops for the Homeless Families Classic. The event showcases 16 Northern California high school varsity basketball teams playing eight highly competitive regulation games all in the name of charity. This event has become one of the most-anticipated annual showcases throughout the Northern California high school basketball community.

All proceeds benefit Family Promise of Sacramento, a program that works directly with homeless parents and children to help them acquire permanent housing and to develop the self-sufficiency needed so that homelessness does not reoccur.

The 16 teams with their families, friends and fans come from all over the greater Sacramento region, as well as all over Northern California, to attend this event. Approximately 4,000-5,000 people attend the event throughout the day. The event also receives considerable exposure from the Sacramento Bee, local newspapers, local television, local radio stations and of course The final game of the day has sold out every year and this year was no different.

The game schedule and results for the day was as follows:
9:00 a.m. - Christian Brothers - 66 vs. Bradshaw Christian - 53
10:30 a.m. - Monterey Trail - 66 vs. Edison (Stockton) - 67
2:00 p.m. - Pleasant Grove - 51 vs. St. Mary's (Stockton) - 68
3:30 p.m. – Valley - 33 vs. Foothill - 52
5:00 p.m. - Rio Americano – 88 vs. Franklin (Elk Grove) - 81 triple overtime
6:30 p.m. - Capital Christian - 51 vs. Sacramento - 72
8:00 p.m. – Sheldon - 65 vs. Elk Grove – 63

Sixteen outstanding players, from both winning and losing teams, received the Chris Marshall All-Showcase Award at the event. The award was given in honor of the former Elk Grove High School basketball standout, Chris Marshall, who died of cardiac arrest in a physical education class in 2005, during his senior year. He was a role model to many of the students at his school and the surrounding ones as well.

The recipients for 2008 Chris Marshall award are as follows:
Josiah Coloma, Bradshaw Christian HS; Jason Henderson, Christian Brothers HS; Patrick Livingston, Monterey Trail HS; Willie Williams, Edison-Stockton HS; Marissa Mar, St. Francis HS; Emilie Johnson, Del Oro HS; Xavier Thames, Pleasant Grove HS; Nick Copriviza, St. Mary's of Stockton HS; Daryl McBride, Valley HS; Kevin Davis, Foothill HS; Kyle Odister, Rio Americano HS; Julian Welch, Franklin HS; Chase Tapley, Sacramento HS; Justin Jones, Capital Christian HS; Aaron Howse, Sheldon HS; and Ryan Pearson of Elk Grove HS..

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