All of the proceeds from the event will go to students who qualify for financial assistance in remembrance of Jaleel’s spirit and love of the game of basketball.
Gloucester, VA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013
Ware Academy will host its Third Annual Jaleel Davis Basketball Tournament Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 at its campus near Main Street in Gloucester, Va.
The event is open to the public and the community is encouraged to attend.
Ware Academy’s male varsity basketball team will play against Peasley and Page Middle Schools, also of Gloucester, and Northumberland Middle School, to help raise funds for Ware Academy’s financial aid program.
Friday, Dec. 6:
Game 1 – 4 p.m. – Northumberland –vs- Peasley
Game 2 – 5:30 p.m. – Ware –vs- Page
Saturday, Dec. 7:
Game 1 – 11 a.m. – Consolation Game
Game 2 – 12:30 p.m. – Championship Game
Jaleel Davis graduated from Ware Academy in 2008. In 2011, at 17, he died when struck by a car while skateboarding.
His legacy at Ware Academy remains strong.
In 2007, Davis earned the Ware Academy Coaches Award and before graduating in 2008 was named the Most Outstanding Male Athlete of the year. Davis also played soccer and lacrosse and went on to study at Christchurch School and Gloucester High School.
“All of the proceeds from the event will go to students who qualify for financial assistance in remembrance of Jaleel’s spirit and love of the game of basketball,” said Ginger James, Ware Academy’s Director of Admissions and Special Events.
The tournament kicked off in 2011 to honor Davis. In 2012, the tournament raised nearly $3,000.
Ware Academy’s financial aid is available for students enrolled in the preschool through middle school programs. Current Ware Academy families, as well as new applicants, are invited to apply. New applicants must be accepted to Ware Academy before being eligible for financial aid.
ABOUT WARE ACADEMY:
Located one mile from Main Street in Gloucester’s historic Courthouse district on a 19-acre campus, Ware Academy is a co-ed, independent day school for students in Pre-Kindergarten 3 through eighth grade. Ware Academy empowers each student to achieve academic excellence, emphasizing the development of mind, body and character. The primary objectives are to educate the whole child to his fullest potential and for students to acquire a respect and a desire for learning in order to develop into independent, life long learners in preparation for productive and fulfilled lives.
Founded in 1949, Ware Academy is a non-profit, non-denominational, non-sectarian school promoting ethnic and racial diversity. Ware Academy selects students on the basis of academic potential and developmental readiness without regard to race, color, creed, or ethnic origin.
Ware Academy is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Independent Schools, and the Education Records Bureau and the Secondary School Admissions Test Board. Ware Academy is also a member of the National Middle School Association, the National Junior Honor Society and the Association of Supervision in Curriculum Development.
Keep in touch with Ware Academy online at http://www.wareacademy.org, on Facebook at /WareAcademy and on Twitter @WareAcademy1.