Socrates Academy's 2nd Annual "March Madness" Basketball Tournament

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The 2nd Annual Socrates March Madness Basketball Tournament was held on Saturday, March 14th in the school gym.  It was an amazing event that included 12 teams and over 80 players comprised of students, parents, teachers playing a series of basketball games to determine a champion.  The tournament resulted in two undefeated (2-0) teams playing for the trophy. After Team Blaster (a Parent team) held a slight lead at halftime the defending champions, Team Repeat (comprised of mostly Socrates faculty members), pulled away for a victory and their 2nd straight tournament championship. Congratulations to Team Repeat!This year’s event raised money via concession stand sales (freshly grilled burgers and hot dogs along with a variety of sides) with all proceeds going to the Socrates Athletic Department.  We couldn't have been so successful without a team of 13 amazing volunteers who contributed in critical areas such as managing the concession stand, running the grill, announcing, keeping score, operating the scoreboard and capturing the afternoon in pictures.  Thank you volunteers for all of your enthusiasm and support!

Also, thank you to everyone who attended the day's activities!  The tournament had a great turnout and a very energetic crowd. Whether a player on a team, volunteer helping out or a spectator in the bleachers watching the action everyone had a great time and really embraced the opportunity to exemplify what it means to be part of the Socrates Academy community.We look forward to an even bigger and better 3rd tournament in March 2016! If you have any ideas to improve next year’s event please contact Ryan VanAlphen at
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Click HERE to see more fun photos from this year’s event on the Socrates Facebook page.

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