KSS alumni tournament

Kwalikum Secondary basketball is getting set to host its annual Alumni Basketball Tournament Dec. 27-28.

Kwalikum Secondary basketball is getting set to host its annual Alumni Basketball Tournament Dec. 27-28.

The event, which sees players returning from years gone by, is always a fun and spirited time, according to longtime KSS basketball coach Butch Gayton.

This year, the tournament will have a bit of a spin put on it. Instead of previous years, where teams are put together by graduation year, there will be a “fantasy draft” determine who will play with whom.

“Like every year, it’s going to be a lot of fun,” Gayton said. “It’s always great to see the old faces come back and lace them up one more time.”

“The first day is always the best, usually everyone is quite sore and out of shape heading into the second day, so that’s when we see who’s been keeping in shape.”

Proceeds from the tournament go toward helping the senior girls and boys basketball teams with their expenses during the season.

Last year, proceeds helped with a team trip to California.

“We always appreciate the help,” Gayton said. “For these kids, heading to tournaments and stuff like that can be a bit pricey, so through sponsorships for the alumni and the alumni players themselves, it’s nice to have them give back.”

Any former players looking for more information on the tournament can contact Butch Gayton at bgayton@sd69.bc.ca

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