Basketball Classic To Raise Funds For Homeless

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ELIZABETH — The state’s best high school basketball teams will face each other while helping local homeless people during the 16th annual Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless Basketball Classic on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Dunn Sports Center, 600 Pearl Street, in Elizabeth.

This year could be the Coalition’s best Basketball Classic ever, with an evening finale featuring state champion St. Patrick High School coached by Kevin Boyle matched against Danny Hurley’s always-powerful St. Benedict’s Prep. USA Today’s pre-season high school basketball rankings rated both teams in the top 10 in the nation. This event has evolved to become one of the premier dates on the increasingly popular New Jersey High School Boys Basketball calendar.

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Event Schedule:

  • 5 p.m. – St. Mary’s High School of Elizabeth versus Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School
  • 6:45 p.m. – Elizabeth High School versus Ridge High School of Basking Ridge
  • 8:15 p.m. – St. Patrick’s High School of Elizabeth versus St. Benedict’s Prep of Newark

General admission and preferred seating tickets are available for purchase online at homelessbasketballclassic.eventbrite.com. Tickets are also available for purchase by students at participating schools. Additionally, purchase and pick up tickets at B.B. Miller & Co. Insurance, 283 Broad Street, Elizabeth. If not sold out, tickets will also be available at the door of the Dunn Sports Center on game day, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Ticket are $12 for adults and $8 for students. Preferred seating is $25 (preferred tickets guarantee seats in premier courtside location. Purchase of two or more preferred tickets includes reserved parking pass). A service charge applies to purchases made online.

The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless was created in 1981 in response to the mounting needs of homeless families and individuals in our community to advocate on behalf of homeless people in the State of New Jersey.


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