Lemont boys’ hoops to host “Pack the Place” event on January 25
Lemont High School’s boys’ basketball program is looking to “Pack the Place” on Friday, January 25, as the Indians host Bremen High School in a South Suburban Conference boys’ basketball contest in the school’s gymnasium. Lemont Park District basketball players will be invited to take part in a special opportunity to shoot baskets on the court between the sophomore and varsity games. Additionally, the Lemont High School Alumni Association will welcome any alumni in attendance to view the school’s historical archive display.
Lemont’s varsity squad, led by head coach Rick Runaas
, is seeking a second straight conference title. The Indians are 13-2 overall, including a 4-1 mark in SSC play.
After the sophomore level game, which is slated to begin at 5:30 p.m., Lemont Park District basketball players will be encouraged to come onto the floor with their parents to “fill the hoops.” They will be given an amount of time on the court to make as many baskets as they can.
This is a special opportunity for youth basketball players, and gives them a chance to shoot baskets on the court they someday hope to call home as basketball players at Lemont High School. Lemont Park District basketball players and their parents are encouraged to arrive in the gymnasium by 6 p.m. The varsity game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
The school’s historical archives, which are housed in showcases in the Julia Street Lobby, debuted in 2008. However, two members of the Lemont High School Alumni Association – Joyce (Gerrie) Affelt ‘55
and Tish (Cheese) Kaatz ‘58
– dedicated time during the fall to “refreshing” the display with new items. All alumni are invited to visit the historical archives between the sophomore and varsity games, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The archives also will be open during halftime of the varsity contest. Light refreshments will be available for alumni as they view the display.
For more information about “Pack the Place” activities, contact Lemont High School Athletic Director John Young
at (630) 243-3210. For more information about the Lemont High School Alumni Association’s historical archive display, contact Director of School and Community Relations Tony Hamilton
at (630) 243-3280.