In 48 years, the Dr. George P. Moses Senior All-Star Classic has done plenty of good in the Wyoming Valley.
The 49th installment should be no different.
Holy Redeemer High School will once again host the Senior All-Star Classic on Friday, April 6, showcasing the Wyoming Valley Conference’s best boys and girls basketball players while raising money for local charities and individuals and families with medical needs.
“It’s a great night of basketball and an excellent way to celebrate the careers of the senior basketball players in the WVC,” said Jim Reeser, sports editor of The Citizens’ Voice and member of the Wyoming Valley Athletic Association. “But, more importantly, we are raising money to help those in need right here in the Wyoming Valley. Every cent goes to helping people who are facing medical hardships.”
To date, the game has raised more than $1 million — including $33,000 last year from advertising, as well as program and ticket sales.
Hundreds of great local boys and girls basketball players have played in the game, including Bob Sura (GAR, Florida State, Cleveland Cavaliers), Eugene Lewis (Valley West/Meyers, Penn State, Oklahoma), Alexis Lewis (Holy Redeemer, Iona) and Meredith Alexis (Bishop Hoban, James Madison), to name a few.
The game is often a high-scoring crowd-pleaser, too, as the final scores of last year’s games were 76-71 (girls) and 112-104 (boys).
The girls game will be played at 6:30 p.m. with the boys game to follow. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.
In addition to the all-star game, there’s a halftime 3-point contest, as well as preliminary rounds of 3-point-shooting April 2 at Coughlin High School.
To advertise or make a financial donation, please contact Walter Allabaugh at 570-823-5400 or Jim Reeser at 570-821-2065.