Tip off with Beacon and Children's Miracle Network (CMN) at EC Glass High School on December 15th, 2012 to enjoy a fun-filled day of friendly basketball competition. With events, prizes and more, come out and see your favorite local and away high schools as they dribble, pass, shoot and score for charity.
Returning teams for the event this year include Brookville, EC Glass, Fluvanna, LCA, Liberty High School, Staunton River and Tunstall, while joining us for the first time are William Byrd and William Fleming. Check out our Beacon Basketball Classic Community page to see matchups, photos, rosters and much more.
Also returning this year, Miracle Match will once again match the proceeds earned from the event. Launched in 2008, Miracle Match is a $1 million philanthropic matching program that encourages credit unions, chapters and leagues to create and participate in local CMN fundraisers. All matching funds go directly to CMN Hospitals, benefiting sick children in the local community.
Other contributors to the event include Food Lion, Little Caesars, the New & Advance, Mabry Automotive and many others. These organizations aid the Basketball Classic in raising money and resources to benefit CMN and local children who are in need of medical attention. With the help of Miracle Match, we all hope to break last year's total of $20,000 raised.
The Beacon Basketball Classic began in 2003 and has grown into a collaboration of schools from as far away as Tunstall, Fluvanna and Roanoke Counties along with our own local School system. Offering students a chance to play teams they wouldn't normally be matched against, the Basketball Classic offers an exciting start to the High School Basketball Season.
We put a lot of energy into our Basketball Classic each year, but it's not the only way that we express interest in our area High Schools. In 2012 we donated a new score board to Jefferson Forest High School and annually we reward qualifying students with Scholarships in order to advance their education and offer encouragement for their academic abilities. We also sponsor the Beacon Idea Project to aid guidance counselor in making their great ideas become a reality.
To learn more about all of Beacon's Community Events and see how we can benefit your school system visit our Community page. Also, don't forget to join us at EC Glass on the 15th for this year's Beacon Basketball Classic.