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2016 Lakeshore Classic Corporate Luncheon & Basketball Challenge

David J. Johns
David J. Johns

“Step Up for Education” is the 9th Annual Lakeshore Classic theme for 2016. The Lakeshore Classic’s Corporate Luncheon has traditionally been a highlight during “Classic” time. In the past speakers that have been featured were Bryce Drew: Valparaiso University Head Coach; Gene Keady, Retired Purdue University Head Coach; Bob Love, Retired NBA Chicago Bulls Player; Gregg Popovich, NBA San Antonio Spurs Coach; Oscar Robertson, NBA All-Star and Dick Barnett, 2-Time NBA World Champion; NBA Great Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman and last year; former manager of MLB Seattle Mariners, Lloyd McClendon.

This year’s luncheon will take place on Monday, November 21, 2016, 11:30 a.m., at The Diamond Center, 500 E. 5th Avenue in Gary. The guest speaker is David J. Johns, Executive Director White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans of Washington, D.C., with Indiana Senator-Elect 3rd District, Eddie D. Melton as luncheon host.


The Lakeshore Classic Basketball Challenge will feature a full line-up with Indiana & Illinois area High Schools on November 25-26, 2016, at West Side High School, 9th Ave. & Gerry St., Gary.

Also during the “Step Up for Education” festivities, all area educational institutions will be acknowledged. Other highlight of the Classic weekend will include a college/university and business fair, vendor displays entertainment and more.

Tickets on sale at the Gary Chamber of Commerce, 839 Broadway, Ste. S103, Gary and Main Sporting Goods, 3822 Main Street, East Chicago, IN. For more information contact the Gary Chamber at 219.397-5870.


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