Demons’ alumni seek to repeat as Elite Eight Basketball Tournament champions

Demons’ alumni seek to repeat as Elite Eight Basketball Tournament  champions
December 19
04:30 2019

The alumni from Reynolds High School won the 2018 Elite Eight Basketball Tournament on a last second shot from Rod Dunlap. The Demons look to make it two in a row for basketball.

The basketball tournament will take place this Saturday, Dec. 21, at the CP3 Academy starting at 3 p.m. As always, the Elite Eight not only brings together alumni for a good time, but they will also give back to the community for the holiday season. They will be collecting toys to donate to the Family Services shelter.  

“We have partnered with Family Services of Winston-Salem and if the public wants to bring a toy, it’s up to them, it’s not an obligation, but I do require the players to bring at least one toy,” said Shermane McGriff, one of the tournament organizers.  

Along with the toys they collect from the players, Winston-Salem native Patrick Douthit (9th Wonder) is holding a toy and coat drive in Raleigh to contribute to the efforts of the Elite Eight.

“What he (Douthit) does every year is he brings those toy donations from his drive and donates those toys to the Elite Eight and we in turn give those to Family Services,” said McGriff.

McGriff says the Elite Eight does not give back to the community for attention, but just looks to continue bringing togetherness to the community while also helping those less fortunate.

“We are not looking for any type of recognition or anything, and I think quietly we have been able to build and take baby steps, but I would like to see us more active in the community to try and save some of these teenagers from gun violence,” he said. 

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