Morrow, Ohio – The 8th edition of the Kevin C. Barnhill Coaches Basketball Showcase returns over the Martin Luther King weekend with 2 days of showcase basketball.
On Saturday, January 14, perennial GCL powerhouses Moeller and Kettering-Alter square off in a neutral site match-up at 8 PM in a preview of Southern Ohio playoff basketball.
On Monday, January 16, the Little Miami Panthers take on highly ranked Division IV playoff contenders the Wyoming Cowboys at 8 PM.
Both days include a full undercard of games showcasing the future varsity stars of each school starting at 4 PM.
All games will be played at Little Miami High School. Individual day and all session tickets will be available at the participating schools starting January 9 and will be available at the gate each day.
Net proceeds benefit the Kevin C. Barnhill Memorial Scholarship and Community Outreach Fund of greater Warren County.
For more information please call the event hotline at (513) 703-0810 or email [email protected].
The Kevin C. Barnhill Memorial Scholarship and Community Outreach Fund was established by the family and close friends of Kevin Barnhill, a 1997 graduate of Little Miami High School, Maineville resident, and Cincinnati Reds front-office employee, who was the vicitim of a homicide in Mason, Ohio on August 26, 2006. The Memorial Fund, which is administered by the Warren County Foundation, serves to honor Kevin’s memory by giving back to the local community that he loved so much.
The Memorial Fund has two purposes. The first is to endow and award annual college scholarships to Little Miami High School senior student athletes that best personify the athletic, academic, and leadership qualities that Kevin exhibited throughout his high school career. Through 2015, the Fund has awarded 20 scholarships to Little Miami, and most recently Kings, high school student-athletes with a total value of over $60,000. The second is to create and/or financially participate in projects designed to improve the quality of life for youths living in the greater Warren County area. The Kevin C. Barnhill Championship Baseball Field at Testerman Park in Hamilton Township, Ohio was born out of the quality of life initiatives embodied in the mission statement of the Memorial Fund. Since its inception, the Barnhill Field has hosted over 1,000 games including teams from 47 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Saudi Arabia. More than 1,100 youth and adults from Warren and adjacent counties play on its championship surface annually.