Baker alumni game returns

Tim Solomon plans to bring back Baker High School's alumni basketball game.

"It has been about 11 years since we have had an alumni game, but we will be making it an annual event again," said Solomon, the boy's varsity basketball coach. "We want to get the alumni involved in our program again."

Solomon believes support from Baker High School alumni is essential to building a competitive basketball program in Baldwinsville.

"We want the alumni to not only follow us in the newspaper, but to attend our home games and help give the players a great home court advantage," he said. "We are hoping that the alumni players show up to the varsity game prior to playing."

In addition, the alumni game will act as a fundraiser for the program, which has seen decreased funding due to the current economy.

"Booster clubs are being asked to support the athletic programs financially more than they had to in the past because of the current budget situation," Solomon said.

The men's alumni basketball game is set for 5 p.m. Thursday Dec. 30 at Baker High School, following the 3:30 p.m. varsity game vs. Massena. Cost will be $2 for spectators and $15 for any former players playing in the alumni game. Those who participate will be given a T-shirt. To register, visit bvillehoops.com.

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