2017 All-Star Basketball Challenge

THANK YOU 2017 SPONSORS!

EVENT SPONSOR
BAYCOAST BANK

CHALLENGE SPONSOR
JOHN B. SEED, ESQ.

ALL-STAR HIGH SCHOOL SPONSOR
EVERSOURCE
SIMMONS CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
SOUTHCOAST BUSINESS ALLIANCE
STOP & SHOP SUPERMARKET

MVP SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR
JOHN T. SAUNDERS

HOOP SPONSOR
ASHLAND SPECIALTY INGREDIENTS
BLACK WHALE
BRISTOL COUNTY SAVINGS BANK
DARTMOUTH KIA
ENOS MEDICAL SUPPLY
FIRST CITIZENS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
JOEY JASON FOUNDATION
MOSES, SMITH, MARKEY & SMITH
NEW BEDFORD CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS
NEW BEDFORD POLICE UNION
PARTRIDGE, SNOW & HAHN
PEKING GARDEN
PIMENTAL CONTRACTORS
RMS MORTGAGE
DR. & MRS. MICHAEL ROCHA
S.A. DAVOL ROOFING
TONY GAFFNEY BASKETBALL CAMP
SKIPS MARINE
VIBRA HOSPITAL
WHALING CITY TRANSIT
JAY WILLIAMS, ESQ.

JR. TEAM SPONSOR
ALFERES REALTY
APHMFP
DARTMOUTH INDOOR TENNIS
ED SYLVIA, CPA
DR. C. DOUGLAS FOGG
JOHN GUSHUE, ESQ.
JOSEPH P. HARRINGTON, ESQ.
HOOP DREAMS WITH CHRIS HERREN
RICK & REGINA JALBERT
JASON LANAGAN
RAY & SANDY LEDVINA
JOSEPH P. LOPES
CHRISTOPHER MARKEY, ESQ.
MEDEIROS & SONS CONSTRUCTION
DR. JOSEPH MILLS
NEW BEDFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT
NEW ENGLAND FARMS
PAUL & DIXON INSURANCE
PRECISION KITCHEN & WINDOW
RP VALOIS
SAGE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
ST. ANNE'S CREDIT UNION
TREMBLAY BUS COMPANY
UNIVERSITY OF MA-DARTMOUTH CAMPUS

CHALLENGE BOOSTER
BIG VALUE OUTLET
CAREFREE HOMES
DIAS, LAPALME & MARTIN
FAIRHAVEN LUMBER
HAWTHORN MEDICAL
JERRY & LINDA HUSTON
LEMEIUX HEATING
DR. & MRS. CRAIG LONGO
JON MITCHELL, MAYOR
NEW BEDFORD BAY SOX
NEW BEDFORD CITY COUNCIL
MR. & MRS. JACK NOBREGA
BRUCE OLIVEIRA
PEDAL POWER BICYCLE SHOP
SOUTHERN MASS CREDIT UNION
CHARLES T. TOOMEY
WHALING CITY SEAFOOD


The Basketball Challenge started 25 years ago thanks to the efforts of Rick Jalbert, Jose Gonsalves and the guys in the Senior Basketball League who wanted to support the Boys & Girls Club where their games were held. It started as the Senior Challenge with the “old guys” playing the “young guys” in a game of hoops with a raffle and some donations. The event raised $1,800 the first year.
 
Since then the Basketball Challenge has grown to be one of the signature fundraising events for the Club. In keeping with the mission of the Boys & Girls Club the stars of the games are the very talented youth of our community. In addition to raising over $500,000 over the history of this event to support programming at the Club, it is the only opportunity for the male and female high school basketball stars to play together on one court. It is always fun to see the teams hit the floor and work together to create a new teamwork- all to help the younger youth attending the Club.
We have solicited many sponsors over the years. Seven years ago we were very pleased to have BayCoast Bank become our event’s sponsor and they have continued the relationship. 

Thanks so much to all the players, coaches, referees, sponsors and all who made our 25th annual All-Star Basketball Challenge a success!!! Special thanks to Rick Jalbert who started this great fundraising event to raise much-needed funds for our Boys & Girls Club and through the years raised $575,000!. We are sad to announce that Rick has retired as Basketball Committee Chair and wish him the very best!


News article links:

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/sports/20170324/boys-amp-girls-club-basketball-challenge-fairhaven-freshman-abby-pickup-adds-her-own-chapter-to-family-history

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20170326/VIDEO/303269998

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20170326/VIDEO/303269997


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