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FREEHOLDERS HOST 5th ANNUAL JAMES G. ATKINSON MEMORIAL HOLIDAY BASKETBALL CLASSIC

(Woodbury, NJ) – The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced the schedule today for the 5th Annual James G. Atkinson Memorial Holiday Basketball Classic Tournament that will be held at Gloucester County College on Wednesday, December 27th and Thursday, December 28th.

Girl’s teams participating are: Williamstown, Timber Creek, Deptford and Glassboro High Schools.  The Boy’s teams are: Paulsboro, Kingsway, Williamstown and Washington Township High Schools.     

“Jimmy Atkinson loved kids and this event has grown into a tribute to his memory,” said Freeholder Director Sweeney of the late Freeholder Director James. G. Atkinson.  “The tournament has generated enough funds to award a scholarship a year in Jim Atkinson’s name,” Sweeney said.

James G. Atkinson served on the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders for almost 20 years and as Mayor to Washington Township for six years during his lengthy career in public service.  “Jim loved the earth and he loved children and he was an advocate for both.  We are proud to honor him with this Tournament each year, it is a fitting tribute to a great man,” said Director Sweeney.

Freeholder Krebs, who has helped coordinate the Tournament since its inception, said, “The Tournaments are very exciting and the teams are great to watch.  All of the proceeds go directly to the James G. Atkinson Foundation for scholarships.”  

“This tournament give everyone the chance to watch some great players, give to a good cause and honor the memory of a great man,” said Freeholder Krebs.  “

The following organizations are the sponsors (to date) of this year’s James G. Atkinson Memorial Holiday Classic:   $1,000 Sponsors – Weston Solutions, Garrison Architects, American Water, and Gujarat Glass International, Inc.   

Anpesil, Auletto's, WAWA, Adelphia Restaurant and UTZ Distribution have all donated food, snacks and drinks for the players in the tournament.

Admission for adults is $4 and students $3 per session (afternoon or evening).  All games played at Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ

2007 James G. Atkinson Memorial Holiday Basketball Classic

Games Schedule
Girls Division

Wednesday, December 27

1:00 PM          WILLIAMSTOWN [Home]   TIMBER CREEK      [Visitors]
                       

3:00 PM          DEPTFORD [Home]                  GLASSBORO [Visitors]
                       
Thursday, December 28
 CONSOLATION GAME

1:00 PM          LOSER/1:00 PM [Home]            LOSER/3:00 PM [Visitor]
                       
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

6:00 PM          WINNER/1:00 PM     [Home]     WINNER/3:00 PM     [Visitor]

                       
Boys Division

Wednesday, December 27

6:00 PM          WILLIAMSTOWN [Home]               WASH. TWP.  [Visitors]
                       
8:00 PM          PAULSBORO            [Home]              KINGSWAY   [Visitors]
                       

Thursday, December 28
CONSOLATION GAME

3:00 PM          LOSER/6:00 PM [Home]                   LOSER/8:00 PM [Visitor]
                       
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

8:00 PM          WINNER/6:00 PM [Home]                WINNER/8:00 PM [Visitor]