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Charity hoops tip off at Richmond Christian
Tim Subion has spent the better part of this week trying to put together a charity basketball game. It’s been a last-minute exercise, but he’s hopeful everything will come together by Friday's planned tip-off at Richmond Christian Secondary School.
Coach of the Richmond Christian Eagles senior boys’ basketball team, Subion—who is also a former Eagles’ player—is building the game around Jason Thompson of the NBA Sacramento Kings. He’s contacted several current and recent university players from around B.C. to participate in the game, set for 7 p.m. Friday (April 25).
Thompson has agreed to play in the game at the request of his friend Robert Rodriquez, a player with Langley’s Trinity Western University Spartans. It was at Trinity where Subion and Rodriquez struck up their friendship.
Tickets for the game, $10 each, will be sold at the door. Proceeds will go to the Jason Thompson Foundation in support of heart and stroke research.
“We think the game is a good opportunity to give back to the community and to help Jason’s foundation,” said Subion.