Phil Gruensfelder Receives 2022 MLK Basketball Classic Award
On Monday, January 17, Salpointe Director of Athletics Phil Gruensfelder was honored at the MLK Basketball Classic. Each school that participated in the MLK Tournament presented an award to one of the school's community members. The award, entitled "2022 MLK Basketball Classic Honoree for contributions to their school-wide community", was given to Phil by Sue Darling, member of the MLK Basketball Tournament committee.
"I am honored to represent Salpointe Catholic High School at the 2022 MLK Basketball Tournament," said Phil. "I am proud to be a part of such an incredible community and look forward to working with the many Lancers as the year continues".
About the MLK Basketball Classic The MLK Basketball Classic, commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is an annual community event consisting of high school basketball games in Tucson played at McKale Center at the University of Arizona. Cultural awareness and good sportsmanship/citizenship are celebrated through an essay contest and by honoring student-athletes at the basketball event, showcasing student performances of the national anthem and halftime cheer/dance team presentations as well as recognition of faculty and administrators. The MLK Basketball Classic is sponsored by Tucson Unified School District and is presented by Coaches for Charity.