October 15, 2016
Gardner Integrated Athletic C
370 Lancaster Avenue
Games all day, including Top High School Teams playing from 9 am - 6 pm
Phillies Ballgirls Game at 12 noon
Local teams – all day
The celebration continues at Casey’s 7-11 pm
812 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Special guest stars – Live music by the O’Fenders!
Join hundreds of area basketball players for a day of basketball, fun and inspiration at Haverford College on Saturday, October 15. Funds raised benefit The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter’s research program to find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease and the Billy Lake Memorial Scholarship Fund at Monsignor Bonner High School. Billy Lake was a Havertown, PA resident who succumbed to ALS in April 1992 when he was only 42. His family and friends created this basketball marathon as a tribute to his courage. This is the Lake/Quinn’s family 25th annual event and the Billy Lake Community will be honored at the Chapter’s annual luncheon on November 4.
Games will be played throughout the day. Coach Phil Martelli has assembled local high school teams to play from 9 am to 6 pm. At 12 noon, the Phillies Ballgirls take on the Lake Quinn women’s stars. Other games include teams of local players – men, women, boys, and girls. In addition, the Haverford Women’s Basketball Team under the leadership of Coach Bobbi Morgan participates in honor of former team member Dominique Meeks, who graduated in 2012 and whose mother lost her life to ALS. Many area referees are donating their services to the cause.
All are encouraged to attend and support the fight against ALS. There is a great silent auction with sports memorabilia, gift baskets and more. There will be plenty of refreshments and some of the best basketball in the area. You can still sign up to play or donate at www.billylake.com. Even if you cannot make the games, the fun continues at Casey’s Restaurant in Drexel Hill that evening from 7 to 11 pm, featuring the musical sensations, The O’Fenders.