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Celebrity Basketball Game Will Benefit Scholarships

Tickets still available for event Saturday at Wunderley Gym

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
January 09, 2020
Posted in: Announcements, Sports

(Photo courtesy Penn State Greater Allegheny)

Pittsburgh Pirates’ third-base coach Joey Cora, Arena Football champion and former West Mifflin Area standout Darius Prince, former WNBA point guard Carla Cortijo and others will take the court Saturday in a charity basketball game to raise money for college scholarships.

The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host its second-annual Celebrity Basketball Game at Penn State Greater Allegheny’s Wunderley Gymnasium in McKeesport, a spokesman said.

The family friendly event begins at 2:30 p.m. and will include activities, giveaways and a visit by the Penn State Nittany Lion and other costumed mascots and characters from local teams and businesses.

Proceeds benefit the chamber of commerce’s scholarships for Pittsburgh’s Hispanic community and the scholarship fund at Penn State Greater Allegheny. Last year’s event raised more than $13,500.

“I am so appreciative of the players who take time from their busy schedules to play basketball and help raise scholarships for our students,” said Jacqueline Edmondson, chancellor and chief academic officer at Greater Allegheny.

“I am particularly grateful for the wonderful partnership our campus enjoys with the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,” she said. “The scholarship funds we raise together makes such a difference for our students.”

Also scheduled to appear are celebrity chef Dwight Penney, Scoot Warrick of the Harlem Wizards, West Mifflin singer and “American Idol” contestant Nate Walker, members of the ABA’s Steel City Yellow Jackets, and others.

Tickets are $25 per person or $10 for students and children, and are available at the chamber of commerce’s website.

Originally published January 09, 2020.

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