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October 19, 2012

4th Annual Sharette Dixon Classic



Fourth-annual Sharette Dixon Classic features top high school ballers from New York City and New Jersey

Description:

The Sharette Dixon Classic will be a one-day event featuring the top high school basketball talent across the states of New York and New Jersey, regardless of class.

This event is being organized in memory of Sharette Dixon, wife of Kimani Young and mother of Kamaal Young (10), Khaliq Young (8) and Salimah Young (6). Proceeds from the event will support a family education and child care fund being established for the three children.

Past participants in the Sharette Dixon Classic include: No. 1 NBA pick Kyrie Irving, JayVaughn Pinkston (Villanova), Tobias Harris (NBA's Milwaukee Bucks), Kyle Anderson (UCLA), Bria Hartley (UConn), Jennifer O'Neill (Kentucky) and Bianca Cuevas (Nazareth)


Format:

The Sharette Dixon Classic will feature two premiere contests, a girls game and a boys game. The games will feature top-notch coaching and emphasize teamwork and sportsmanship.

Date/Times:

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012
Girls Game @ 5pm
Boys Game @ 7pm

Location:

Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School
357 Clermont Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Awards:

The Sharette Dixon Academic Excellence Awards will be given to all of the young men and women from each team who have demonstrated consistent academic excellence throughout their high school career and have maintained a cumulative 3.5 GPA or better.

About Sharette Dixon:

Prior to her passing on March 23, 2009, Sharette Dixon dedicated her life to educating young people. She was an instructor of English at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn and was particularly interested in African-American literature. Sharette was born in Brooklyn, raised in California and attended California State University at Fresno, where she was a McNair Scholar and earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English.










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