Mayor Alvin Brown, Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, State Representative Reggie Fullwood and Pat Garaghty, the Chairman and CEO of Florida Blue recently joined a star studded team of City Councilmen and civic and business leaders for a fierce match up against student athletes. However, despite a string of 3 point shots from Charles Griggs (Health Department) the teenage All Stars rallied to a 64-61 victory! The teams came together to help the I’m A Star Foundation raise funds and awareness for the 1,900 homeless students in Duval County Public Schools.
Sheriff Rutherford, Councilmen Reggie Brown, Doyle Carter, Bill Gulliford and Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland fought hard to keep up with the energetic teens. For the second year Larry Roziers coached the victorious Allstar team. This year NBA Hall of Famer Artis Gilmore and Rev. Clifford Johnson came on to assist the students.
Superintendent Nikolai Vitti was looking for friendly revenge against the students and almost pulled it out. Members of the Jacksonville Giants were on hand along with Leon Baxton, Communities In Schools, to assist in the event.
Students were selected by the school system and represented schools throughout the district. This year’s student team included male and female athletes.