Patrick Center June 20, 2013 | WGVU “The college people it’s their last formal hurrah!”
It’s the annual College All-Star game for both men and women. Steve Project is one of the Champions of Character all-star game organizers.
“On the high school side we had 42 nominees and we had to pick 20 players. On the girls side in high school we had 35 nominees and we had to pick 20 so it’s become prestigious. And then we bring back, we’ve got 12 guys player pro ball over in Europe, and we’ve got to put together a roster of eight to 10 and I’m working on that tonight.”
But the work of this all-star game spans decades, The rich history details players barnstorming the state from the early years of would be NBA greats like Erving “Magic” Johnson, Mark Aguirre and Isaiah Thomas.Harkening back to the origins of the all-star game of the late 1960’s started by a group from Grand Rapids Ottawa High School.And now it’s back as Champions of Character in its seventh year.
Proceeds go toward its initiative discussing with grade school, middle school and high school athletes, along with their parents, about sportsman ship and how to communicate with and respect the men and women who officiate the game.The 2013 Champions of Character All-Star games tip off Wednesday and Thursday nights @ 6:00 at Cornerstone University’s Mol Arena.
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