The fact that I'm considered a Toronto Media All-Star is somewhat funny I admit, but that doesn't stop me from getting my game on and representing. Especially when it's a good cause, the first time I played with this squad it was to raise funds for relief support in Haiti, this time it's for the community.
(Brampton, Ontario) Popular media and sport personalities bounced for youth this past weekend with an exciting all star basketball game against local high school players at Fletcher's Meadows Secondary School in Brampton.
With 33 seconds left in the game, the Youth Leadership Team representing One Voice One Team had 4 attempts to drain threes only to come up empty before an ever-excited crowd enabling the Toronto Media All Stars to pull out a 59 - 55 victory. Mike Kennedy, a personal coach and local TV basketball analyst led the way with 22 points while Matte Babel of CP24 and AOL - Sway Magazine writer Duane Watson chipped in with 10 points apiece. Contributions from Toronto Argonaut players Tyler Scott and Matt Black, WNBA bound 6'6 forward Katie Ward and Dana McKiel of Rogers TV rounded out the scoring. Darren Thomas, a Rogers TV colour analyst while rehabbing from a knee injury was on the bench in a coaching capacity.
The game was a pinnacle of a very active day for One Voice One Team, a youth leadership development organization founded by former CFLer Orlando Bowen which featured key note speakers and legendary football stars Chuck Ealey and Pinball Clemons. Among other recognizable faces in the crowd included ex-Argo all stars Clifford Ivory and Adrion Smith as well as Elite Model's Stacey Coke.
The game concludes the Toronto Media All Star season while assisting local school, community and charitable organizations with donations in excess of $240,000 since 1996.
Editors note: I dropped like 15 pts, 6 rebs and 7 assts in this game. There was no scoresheet, and the point that I was playing against high school kids means nothing, LOL.