by Brian Hoffman
The Adam Ward Classic Committee will be holding the Adam Ward Preseason Showcase this Saturday, October 22nd, at Cave Spring High School.
The first game will begin at 4 pm and feature the Miller School against Oak Hill Red. The second game, scheduled for 6 pm, will feature Massanutten Military Academy against Oak Hill Gold. There will be numerous college recruits in the two games including Elijah Mitchell, formerly of William Fleming High School.
The 2023 Adam Ward Classic basketball games will be played on February 3 and 4 of 2023 at Glenvar and Salem High Schools.
Since 2016, Salem High School, the Western Virginia Basketball Officials Association, and the City of Salem have joined forces to honor the memory of Adam Ward by hosting a basketball classic in his honor. The event is being sponsored by various businesses and organizations throughout the Roanoke Valley. The majority of the proceeds from the event will go to the Adam Ward Scholarship Fund that is administered by the Salem Educational Foundation and Alumni Association.
“This is a great way to honor Adam Ward’s memory, as well as all of the others who have been touched and affected by his passing, and I think Adam would be pleased we are doing this through the game of basketball,” Commissioner Jerry Spangler said.
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