Champions of Character Games – Wednesday, June 19 – College Games & Thursday, June 20 – High School Games
The annual Champions of Character Game held at Cornerstone University will be well represented by Grace Bible College. The event which is held each year to match local high school all-stars against each other for both men’s and women’s teams and also a game with college seniors going against pro athletes from around the area.
For the women, 2013 recruit Molly Holtrop (Cedar Springs) will represent the women’s high school team.
The men’s high school team will feature two incoming freshman with Jared Bradford (Sparta) and Dan Cole (Tri-Unity Christian) taking the floor for the Thursday night game. The women tip off at 6:00pm and the men at 7:30pm.
On Wednesday, Greg Salmon and Zach Schutte were selected to represent Grace in the game. Zach could not participate as he is out of town on a missions basketball trip. Former Tiger Ryan Dame (Davenport) will also suit up for the college seniors. Allen Durham will play for the college pro’s after spending the last year playing professionally in Israel. Grace Head Coach, Gary Bailey and Assistant Coach, Dan George were selected to coach the pro team. “This eventis always fun,” said Coach Bailey. “It is for a worthy cause and it is great to see some of the local high school talent competing as well as see some friendy faces when the college seniors and pro’s get going. I have been fortunate to have coached the college seniors three times but we lost all three games. Maybe I can pick up a win this year. A few years back the pro team had a line-up of 7’0″, 7’0″, 6’11″, 6’10″, and Drew Nietzel (Michigan State) running the point. It was fun to watch. I think I will enjoy being on that bench this year.
Tip-off for the men is 7:30pm tomorrow night.