Last year was the first year for the Mandy’s Classic All-Star game and it was a doozy! Well don’t miss out on this year’s event. The date is Saturday June 16 and it’s featuring some the region’s hottest ballers vs. Long Island’s Finest… both girls and boys!
Here are some pictures from last years event…
Last years girls Long Island All-Star Team
Last years girls Regional All-Star Team
Last years girls All-Star game MVP – St. Mary’s & St. John’s commit
Below are the Boys Long Island and Regional All-Stars from Last years inaugural game.
and the MVP of the Boys game was Setan Hall commit Jordan Walker
See founder of iLuvBBall, Rodini with parents of Amanda Kuck, Kim
and Tom Kuck in photo below
The rosters are set! 3 games, 60 players, over 30 college commits, many underclassmen with D1 talent!
June 16th at LuHi.. 1pm Girls Regional 3pm Boys Regional 5pm Boys LI
Checkout the 2018 Rosters:
Girls Regional All-Stars
Boys Long Island All-Stars
Tyler St. Furcy
Boys Regional All-Stars
Al Amir Dawes
Malachi De Sousa
Amanda Kuck, daughter of LuHi’s Tom and Kim Kuck, a beautiful, sparkling little four-year-old passed away a little over two years ago. Amanda, most often referred to as “Mandy,” was diagnosed with DIPG on 6/6/15. Unfortunately, only four days after her fifth birthday, Mandy was taken from this earth.
The Mandy’s Mark All-Star Classic is a three-game event that will take place at Long Island Lutheran High School featuring top high school basketball talent from the tri-state area. The games will be played on June 16; girls will play at 1 PM, followed by a boy’s Regional Game at 3 PM and the day will be concluded with a boy’s Long Island Game at 5 PM.
These all-star games were designed to raise awareness of DIPG, raise money for DIPG research, and celebrate the life of a special little girl. We hope to see you at the event to honor Mandy and if you’re unable to make the event, we hope you donate below to help prevent this awful disease.
All proceeds will go towards The Cure Starts Now Foundation. DIPG is an aggressive pediatric brain tumor. Approximately 200-400 children in the US are diagnosed with DIPG each year. Medical discoveries throughout the last few years have increased survival rates for children diagnosed with cancer. However, those discoveries have done nothing for DIPG. There is currently no effective cure and no chance of survival for children diagnosed with this cancer. Only 10% of children with DIPG survive for two years after their diagnosis, and less than 1% survive for five years. You can visit their website to learn more about the foundation at NEWYORK.THECURESTARTSNOW.ORG
Together, we can take a step towards finding a cure for this awful disease. We hope to have your support.