SCMS to host annual Chris Jones Memorial Basketball Tournament this Saturday PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00

Silver Creek Middle School will host its annual Chris Jones Memorial

Basketball Tournament on Saturday, December 14. Basketball action will begin at 9 a.m. with the Silver Creek Middle School seventh grade boys playing Charlestown Middle School, and the eighth grade will follow. A match-up between the Brownstown and North Harrison seventh and eighth grade boys will tip off at approximately 11:45 a.m. Play will continue throughout the day with consolation and championship games.

This is a great day of basketball, and all proceeds benefit the Silver Creek High School Chris Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund.

This scholarship fund was set up in honor of former SCJH/SCMS student Chris Jones to reward an outstanding Silver Creek High School male and female athlete.

Criteria for awarding this scholarship are based on what made Jones such an outstanding young person: leadership, character, scholarship and citizenship. He excelled in cross-country, track, and basketball while also volunteering in southern Indiana youth organizations.

Jones was preparing to graduate from Bellarmine University in 1994 with a degree in education. While driving home student teaching assignment he was tragically killed in an auto accident.

This scholarship is an attempt to remember this special individual by rewarding his positive attributes as modeled in others.

Admission to the tournament will be: $5 per adult for an all day pass or $3 per student, grades one through eight.  Barbeque dinners, hotdogs, and other concessions will sold throughout the day.

Please plan to visit Silver Creek Middle School and support the participating schools in this worthwhile scholarship tourney this Saturday, December 14.