Photo: Belmont High Girls Basketball to play the Boston TDGarden.
Along with Bill Russell and Larry Bird, you can now add the names Carly, Samari, Sarah and Irini as those who have played on the historic parquet floor of Boston Garden as the Belmont High School Girls’ Varsity Basketball team take on Chelmsford High School at the TDGarden at 10 a.m. on Sunday, January 24.
The game is part of the third annual Good Sports Invitational – the Belmont Boys’ team played in last year’s game – where sixteen high school teams will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play on the fabled court. The mission of Boston-based Good Sports is to help lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide.
An added bonus is that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey – a former Harvard University basketball captain and pro-player in Europe – will be leading basketball events for Belmont and Chelmsford youth basketball players during halftime of the game. You’ll remember Healey as playing on Belmont’s Grove Street Playground basketball court in one of her political ads.
Tickets for the game (which allows you to stay for all eight games) against the Lions are $15. Belmont’s goal is to sell 400 tickets and have a large fan section to cheer on the Marauders.
Tickets can be purchased in Belmont at:
- Champions Sporting Goods, 53 Leonard Ave., Belmont Center
- Rancatore’s Ice Cream, 36 Leonard Ave., Belmont Center
- Country Store (the concession stand) at Belmont High School during home games: Friday, Jan. 15 and Tuesday, Jan. 19.
- Belmont High School will also have a table set up outside the lunch room in the school day, specific days TBA.
- Contact Marauders’ Head Coach Melissa Hart with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org) and who can arrange to get tickets.
High School Schedule for Day:
- 8:30 a.m. – Wellesley vs. Needham (Girls)
- 10 a.m. – Belmont vs. Chelmsford (Girls)
11:30 a.m. – Andover vs Newton South (Boys)
1 p.m. – Mansfield vs Brighton (Boys)
2:30 p.m. – Bishop Hendricken vs. Cambridge Rindge & Latin (Boys)
4 p.m. – St. Mary’s vs Lexington (Girls)
5:30 p.m. – Triton vs Newburyport (Boys)
7 p.m. – Medford vs Arlington (Boys)