Basketball Tournament Fundraiser Is A SuccessApr 19th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Sports
The Brotherhood of Sanctuary of Praise hosted a church fundraiser basketball tournament on April 9.
The tournament was truly a success because of donations and participation.
The 305 Boys from Madison, who have been together since 1996, and have amassed a record of 112 wins and 12 losses, finished first.
The members of 305 are Coach Chris Neal, Coach Marcus Hawkins, Coach Eddie Richie, Brian Peacock, Tobe Cain, Kevin Mattair, Antonio Johnson and “Big Man” Marcus Brinson.
The Wildcats from Monticello came in second place.
The championship game was very close with the Wildcats coming up short 49-47 to one of the best teams in the Big Bend.
The 305 team took their seventh championship back to their hometown.
The 305 is a team of men who go to different tournaments and summer programs showing off their talent. The community thanks these great men for showing that good men can grow up to be great men, traveling around playing basketball for great causes, like the Sanctuary of Praise fundraiser.
Madison County is truly blessed to have such a positive influence as the 305 basketball team in our community. “We all can make a difference if we all work together,” they say.
A special thank you goes out to Morris Bell and Louis Dawkins, for refereeing 12 games back-to-back, Marion Copeland for donating her Saturday to run the concession stand; and Odell Livingston for patrolling the area, ensuring the safety of the people.
The Sanctuary of Praise would also like to thank all the teams and fans for being part of a great cause.