WHAT: 5th Annual JUCO-MLK Basketball Classic
WHEN: Saturday, Janaury 14, 2012
WHERE: Mesa Community College
5th Annual JUCO-MLK Basketball Classic Game Schedule
11AM - Eastern Arizona vs. Chandler-Gilbert Community College (women)
1PM - Eastern Arizona vs. Chandler-Gilbert Community College (men)
3PM - Phoenix College vs. Mesa Community College (women)
5PM - Phoenix College vs. Mesa Community College (men)
The goal of the event is to bring attention to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through the recognition and celebration of those in the community. Through the games, the student-athletes are recognized. Through the national anthem singers and halftime performers, the cultural arts are recognized. Through each school's honoree, their efforts and hard work are recognized.
Created after the success of the High School MLK Basketball Classic, the junior college event is under the leadership of Dr. Steve Hogen (Mesa Public Schools) and Marc A. Beasley (City of Mesa). Combining their love of basketball and with their history as residents of Mesa, the JUCO-MLK has, in its short history, opened the eyes of many sports enthusiasts to the benefits and athletic prowess of junior college basketball.
As a committee, we strive to involve as many schools, athletes, performers, and community members as possible. We feel confident the positive impact made last year will be far-reaching and hope to continue the tradition of the JUCO-MLK Basketball Classic on the third Saturday of January each year.
If you have any questions, comments, or would like to assist the event in any way, please feel free to contact Steve or Marc.
Dr. Steve Hogen, Athletic Director, Mesa Public Schools firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc A. Beasley, Recreation Coordinator, City of Mesa email@example.com