SFCC Hosts Basketball Tournament Memorial Fundraiser

March 4. Gerald Clay Memorial Basketball Tournament.  Please note: Based on the number of teams registered, the tournament will now only be on Sat. March 4 beginning at 8 a.m. and will continue through the early evening. It’s going to be an action-packed day and so much fun! More than 20 teams will participate.

If you’re not a part of a team, but would like to be part of the fun and support the cause, here’s what you can do:  Attend the tournament as a spectator for only $1, children under 12 will attend for free.

Come at 9 a.m. Saturday when Nancy Witter will be present for the opening of the tournament. Through the Santa Fe Community College Foundation, she is donating $2500 for a scholarship in Gerald Clay’s memory.  The William C. Witter Fitness Education Center is named after Nancy’s late-husband.

Don’t miss the special “half-time event” at 11 a.m. Mayor Javier Gonzales will greet the crowd, along with president Randy Grissom. There will also be 3-pointer and free throw contests with prizes and live entertainment. For $5, anyone (even those not on teams) can participate between 11 a.m. and noon in the 3-pointer and free-throw contests to win prizes.

At 9 a.m. Sat. Feb. 25, there will be a team captain’s meeting in the Fitness Center, followed by a meeting for volunteers at 10 a.m. 

Help support the Fitness Education Center and honor the memory of Gerald Clay.  The longtime SFCC faculty member remained active at the college as an active adjunct faculty member after retirement passed away in August of 2016. To learn more about the tournament, please contact Miquela Martinez, ext. 1656 or 1615. Volunteers are still needed for the tournament. For more information on volunteering to support the tournament, contact Sandra Brintnall, ext. 1508.


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