H206 Charity Basketball Classic Game Seattle
The Seattle SuperSonics may have left town, but love for basketball in the city is forever. And while Seattle hoops junkies have to focus their local attention on the college and high school scene, for at least one day this summer they'll get to remember what it feels like to have big-time NBA players tearing up the hardwood.
The first annual H206 Charity Basketball Classic is scheduled for July 23 and will be played at Seattle's Key Arena. The event will feature players from the arena. According to the Seattle Times, Brandon Roy, Aaron Brooks, Martell Webster, Spencer Hawes, Isaiah Thomas and Michael Dickerson have committed to participate in the game.
More from the Times: "Tickets go on sale June 20 at Ticketmaster, with tickets ranging from $15 for upper-bowl seats to $30 for the lower bowl. Discount tickets will also be available at the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club. The game is the brainchild of Tavio Hobson, the executive director of A Plus Youth Program. In conjunction with the Boys & Girls Club, the program combines basketball training, academic tutoring and civic workshops for minors."
Whether the game can help influence an eventual NBA return to Seattle is unclear, but at the very least the H206 basketball game should bring a day of excitement for local starving hoops fans while helping out a great cause in the process.
More info on the H206 Seattle event coming soon.