The Mary Kline Classic is a charity high school basketball all-star event put on in honor of the late Mary Kline, as well as anyone else who has lost their life to, or is currently battling, any form of cancer. The 5th anniversary of the Mary Kline Classic All-Star Event benefiting cancer research raised over $43,000, which has brought us to a total of $131,000 raised.
All proceeds benefit the National Brain Tumor Society and Brain Tumor Research at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
This event is a way for high school basketball players to show that they play for a purpose and are not one dimensional.
The objective is for this community outreach to show how powerful the game of high school basketball has become in order to raise awareness, as well as funds, for cancer research.
Nike, Monster Products, Gatorade, Rock Em Apparel, Jefferson Hospital, Village Trattoria, NY2LA Sports, Cathy Gursha Events, Scoutsfocus and PeopleMetrics are among this year’s sponsors.
The 5th anniversary of the Classic, as well as the initiation of the 1st annual Winter Classic, both took place on the year of the 10th anniversary of the passing of Mary Kline.