Sonny Hill League All-star Game

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Dear Editor:

The Sonny Hill League is hosting an all-star basketball classic in the Jake Nevin Field House on Thursday, May 30.

If possible could you please post this media advisory on your “” website to alert the Villanova University basketball fans. Thank you.


Guy MooreTournament DirectorSonny Hill League



WHAT: Some of the Philadelphia area young basketball stars will play against the Sonny Hill League’s junior all-stars and sophomore all-stars. This event will serve as the kickoff of the League’s summer high school basketball program,that will begin Monday, June 3, at Temple University.

WHEN: Thursday, May 30, 2002 Sophomore game to begin 7:15 PM. Junior game to begin 8:15 PM.

WHERE: Villanova University Jake Nevin Field House 800 Lancaster Avenue Villanova, PA 19085-1603

ADMISSION: Adults – $5.00 Children – $3.00 (The Sonny Hill League is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) charitable organization. All fees collected will help aid the operation of the summer basketball program. Receipts will be given on request.)

CONTACT: For more information contact Guy Moore, tournament director.

DETAILS: The Sonny Hill League was founded by Sonny Hill in 1968. The League was established as a safe haven to the gang warfare and violence that plagued the city of brotherly love and provided a safe environment for youth to showcase and hone their athletic skills. The League began as an extension of the Charles Baker Memorial league (founded in 1960), the nation’s oldest professional summer basketball league. During our inaugural season, the league consisted of only five basketball teams. Today, the league consists of more than 60 teams serving more than 800 student-athletes. Alumni of the Sonny Hill League have achieved success in various fields including athletics, medicine, law and religion. League alumni include Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Eddie Jones (Miami Heat), Aaron McKie (Philadelphia 76ers), Cutino Mobley (Houston Rockets), Rasheed Wallace (Portland Trailblazers), Alvin Williams (Toronto Raptors), Marc Jackson, (Minnesota Timberwolves), Rick Brunson (Portland Trailblazers), Malik Rose (San Antonio Spurs), Matt Maloney, Emmanuel Davis, Doug Overton, Lionel Simmons, Bruiser Flint (Head Coach – Drexel University), Phil Martelli (Head Coach – St. Joseph’s University), Monte Ross (Assistant Coach – St. Joseph’s University), Jay Wright, (Head Coach – Villanova University) and Nate Blackwell (Assistant Coach – Temple University), Danny Leibowitz (Assistant Coach – Temple University), Roland Houston (Assistant Coach – LaSalle University).

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