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Kyle Anderson’s CELEBRATE LIFE DAY is an all-day basketball event featuring a skills clinic, tournaments, a sneaker drive, and school supply giveaway. CELEBRATE LIFE DAY’s mission is to have Kyle’s vision of an all day basketball event for all ages to come together to simply “CELEBRATE LIFE” through friendship, love for each other, and basketball. CELEBRATE LIFE DAY has partnered with North Bergen Police Department’s Community Policing Team to assist in the clinic, offer activities for kids, interact with families from the area and be a positive presence for our community. North Bergen Police Department will play the Hudson County Sheriff’s department in a basketball game to tip- off the evening events with Kyle playing for the North Bergen Police Department.
To sign up and for more information, please visit www.friendsofpaulkim.org. Proceeds from CELEBRATE LIFE DAY will go to Ericka’s Lighthouse (www.erickaslighthouse.org). Erika’s Lighthouse has programs to educate schools communities about teen depression, eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and empowers teens to take control of their mental health. Celebrate Life Day will also raise funds for local high school student- athletes attending college in 2018. Scholarship candidates are students-athletes who have a proven record of community service, excelling in the classroom and in athletics.
The day kicks off with a basketball clinic for boys and girls 8-15 year-olds from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., followed by a boys high school hoops tournament featuring Northern New Jersey teams beginning at 1:15 p.m. The men’s tournament begins at approximately 3:45 p.m. Each team is guaranteed three games and will be divided into two pools, with the winner of each pool playing in the championship game. The day concludes with the high school and men’s championship games at 6:30.
Local DJ, Robin Castro will be playing music throughout the day and DJ Ted Smooth will be the master of ceremonies for the championship games. Local food vendors will be serving food throughout the daylong event.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a pair of used sneakers that will be cleaned and donated to the needy. Additionally, there will be a school supply giveaway for a limited amount for school-age children.
The North Bergen Police Department’s Community Policing Unit is a proud partner of the event, with officers participating throughout the day. Adidas will be providing jerseys for teams and t-shirts for the clinic and Gatorade will be providing sports beverages throughout the events.