Marvin Webster Jr. Classic coming to Smith High School

Posted by Andy Durham on November 14, 2008 at 12:27 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

LOCAL AREA TEAMS SET TO TIP OFF IN THE MARVIN WEBSTER JR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP CLASSIC NOVEMBER 22 AT SMITH HIGH SCHOOL

Six area basketball teams are set to tip off in the Marvin Webster Jr. Memorial Scholarship Classic on Saturday, November 22 at Smith High School. The classic was established to honor the memory of Marvin Webster, Jr., a Smith High School graduate that was attending Temple University on a basketball scholarship when his life was cut short by heart complications prior to his sophomore year.

The day will kick off with a basketball clinic for elementary and middle school students at 10:00 am in the Smith High School gym. No prior registration is required.

Southern Lee High School and Mount Tabor High School open the Classic up with a 4:30 tip-off. The 6:30 match-up features two area powerhouses Quality Education Academy out of Winston Salem against Veritas Sports Academy in Kernersville. Host Smith High School wraps up the evening against Reagan High School at 8:30.

In addition to the basketball classic, halftime entertainment will feature area dance teams, cheerleading squads and drum lines.

Tickets for the event are $6 and will be available at the door. A media hospitality room will be set up and coach and player interviews will be available immediately following each game.

For more information and press passes contact Jim Beck at 336-790-6400 or jbeck@veritassportsacademy.org

*****Webster Jr. was a great one before he died due to a a heart malfunction. He played basketball for the Smith Golden Eagles while Reggie Peace was the head man and for Coach John Chaney at Temple University. Webster Jr. was the son of Marvin Webster Sr., the “Human Eraser” from the Morgan State Bears, and he was the grandson of former Smith coach Helburn “Bud” Meadows.*****


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