One of the most notable basketball seasons in Mercer County history will be capped off in style. On April 12, the WBCB Sports Network is hosting a Slam Dunk and 3-Point Contest at Trenton Catholic Academy, all for a worthy cause. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. Admittance is $5, and all proceeds go towards the Mercer County Dreamlift program.
The Dreamlift program is part of the Sunshine Foundation, whose purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to financial strain that the child’s illness may cause.
Several familiar faces will be in attendance of the event, including the Philly Phanatic, Tim “Dog” Gibson of Showcase Recreation Inc., Furmel Thompson of The Visual Hub, Rich Fisher of Fish4scores.com, and Sean Miller from nj.com.
The categories of competition are: Girls 3-point, Boys 3-point, and Boys Dunk Contest. The contestants are as follows.
3-Point Contestants (girls)
- Ryan Weise, Allentown
- Ally Oldfield, Hopewell
- Natalie Mehl, Steinert
- Jaycee Lowe, Ewing
- Fiona Aromando, Robbinsville
- Gianna Boulden, Trenton Catholic Academy
3-Point Contestants (Boys)
- Richie Jones, Nottingham
- Mike Kane, Notre Dame
- Nasir McMillan, Trenton Central
- Ejay Evans, Trenton Catholic Academy
- Jamal Anderson, Hightstown
- Shemar Robinson, Ewing
Slam Dunk Contest Contestants
- Cliff Joseph, Nottingham
- Khalif Battle, Trenton Catholic Academy
- Reggie James, Trenton Central
- Cartier Bowman, Notre Dame
If would like to get involved with the event please email Sam@wbcb1490.com or Matt@wbcb1490. All online donations to the Sunshine Foundation can be made here.