The second annual Rudy Gay Flight 22 Classic, a high school boys basketball showcase featuring East Coast teams, is set to take place Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 19, at Park School in Baltimore.
Milford Mill and Frederick Douglass are among the area teams participating, along with Connecticut-based Wilbur Cross and Philadelphia’s West Catholic.
Gay, a Baltimore native and former Archbishop Spalding standout who now plays for the San Antonio Spurs, started the event last year to provide a showcase for high school talent and raise money for his Flight 22 Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to provide disadvantaged youth with proper access to resources and opportunities that will increase their confidence and leadership skills to successfully compete in the 21st century workforce.
Leading into the showcase, Gay announced a new partnership with EVERFI, Inc., a leading education technology innovator.
“The Flight 22 Foundation is dedicated to providing quality entrepreneurial education to the students and families of in the communities we serve,” Gay said in a release. “We know that our partnership with EVERFI will ensure we truly reach students and give them the skills to be our future leaders.”
The Flight 22 Foundation will provide students at 22 schools across Baltimore with entrepreneurship education using a digital platform powered by EVERFI.
For more information, go to rudygayofficial.com/flight22classic/