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Jennifer Gill, Superintendent
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Boys City Basketball Tournament schedule set; fundraiser underway; Unity Day planned

January 12, 2018

The 2018 Boys City Basketball Tournament will take place next week at Bank of Springfield Center. Tickets are $6 at the door. (Presale tickets are $5 at each school, but can only be purchased from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM until FRIDAY, Jan. 19. Tickets for Thursday night’s games cannot be purchased after 12:30 PM on Thursday, Jan. 18).

The tournament schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Jan. 18
6 PM: Southeast vs. Sacred Heart-Griffin (LHS band performs)
8 PM.: Lanphier vs. Springfield (LHS band performs, SHS poms perform)

Friday, Jan. 19
6 PM: Southeast vs. Springfield (SSHS band performs, SSHS poms perform)
8 PM: Lanphier vs. Sacred Heart-Griffin  (SSHS band performs, All City poms perform)

Saturday, Jan. 20
6 PM: Springfield vs. Sacred Heart-Griffin (SHS band performs, SHG poms perform)
8 PM: Lanphier vs. Southeast (SHS band performs, LHS poms perform)

District 186 schools are living the theme “Together is Better,” and gearing up for Boys City Basketball Tournament with a fundraiser to benefit St. Martin de Porres.

This is the 11th year of the Spirit of Giving fundraising effort during City Tournament.  Lanphier, Southeast and Springfield High Schools, along with Sacred Heart-Griffin, are all working together to top last year’s total with a goal of $14,000 of cash and food donations combined. Additionally, all District 186 schools have been invited to participate in the fundraiser for the third year. Community members are encouraged to donate money and non-perishable food items and can bring their contributions to the Bank of Springfield Center during the tournament.

The third annual Unity Day also takes place on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 2 to 4 PM in the lower level of Bank of Springfield Center. Students from Lanphier, Southeast and Springfield High Schools, along with students from Sacred Heart Griffin and Lutheran High Schools are participating this year.  The event is organized by District 186 Superintendent’s Student Roundtable and was established for all city high schools to come together and learn about each other. This year, they will be learning about Sojourn Shelter and Services and participating in a service project together, putting together baskets to donate to the organization.  They will also be participating in ice breakers and other activities. Sponsors of Unity Day include Springfield Public Schools Foundation, Adam Lopez Country Financial and Ronald McDonald House.