The members of the Sports Department staff of the Jerry Long YMCA (Winston-Salem, NC) are looking to embark on a journey that will take the mission of the YMCA, literally to the world. They are hoping to be able to venture down to the tiny, beautiful, Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on a SPORTS MISSIONS trip this summer for duration of five days. The plan is to take a skeleton crew of 11 people, who are willing to sacrifice their time and energy, to accomplish a threefold purpose in the tiny city of Camden Park, St. Vincent.
The group will be hosting the 1st annual Forsyth County High School All Star game. This will be a charity game used to help raise the funds needed to make the mission trip possible. All Stars Saturday will contain events such as the Skills Challenge, 3 point Shootout, Dunk Contest and finally the All Star Game. The East team will have players representing schools to the east of Forsyth County and beyond such as, North Forsyth, Glenn, East Forsyth, West Stokes, and Winston-Salem Prep, Southwest Guilford. While the West team will have players representing schools to the west of Forsyth County and beyond such as, Forsyth Country Day School, West Forsyth, Reagan, Davie, Mount Tabor, Reynolds and Calvary Baptist.
All Star Saturday events will take place at Piedmont International University, formally known as Piedmont Baptist College, on March 17TH from 4-7pm. The East team consist of players like Trey Tatum (Bishop McGuinness HS), Chris Harris (East Forsyth HS), Edward Valentine and Rayshawn Spease (North Forsyth HS), Jordan Hanners and Brandon Clyburn (Southwest Guilford) and Chad Hicks and Kerry Campbell (Winston Salem Prep HS).
The West team consist of Nate Jones and Shannon Dillard (Davie HS), Jack Young, Thor Emilson and Trey Hayes (Forsyth Country Day School), John Massengill and Alex McAllister (West Forsyth HS) and Alex Karpinski and David Gaither (RJ Reynolds HS).
The game will be covered by Basketball Elite. There will be a $5 admission fee to get into the game, donations are also accepted. Come out and support our seniors as the put on their high school uniforms for the last time!!