By Miriam Raftery
May 24, 2019 (Lemon Grove) – Trevon Harris, 13, dreamed of becoming an NBA player and played basketball with the Young Bulls, a recreational team in Lemon Grove. But on May 3, he slipped on gravel outside his home in Lemon Grove and fell into the path of a vehicle, suffering a fatal head injury.
On June 1st, the Lemon Grove Improvement Council and Coach Mark Horton will hold the first annual Trevon Harris 3-on-3 basketball tournament for players ages 10-14 at the Lemon Grove Rec Center, 3131 School Lane. Teams are encouraged to sign up at Trevon-Harris.eventbrite.com. There will also be music, food, games and more.
“This charity event will memorialize Trevon who was taken too soon from his family and from our community,” says Teresa Rosiak-Proffit with the Lemon Grove Improvement Council. “The funds raised will allow us to award prizes to the players and we are going to set-up a scholarship/endowment fund so that we can help the youth of our community with the sports needs they may have. If a youth cannot afford to join in on a sport or needs sports equipment they can contact us and we will assist."
She adds "We hope to grow it bigger and bigger. We need to help the youth in our community where our city council fails. This event will be held annually and each year we hope to grow it bigger and bigger."
Check in is at 8 a.m., with games from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call Mark Horton at 619-823-3754.
The Lemon Grove Improvement Council is made up of concerned citizens and business owners seeking to improve the community. The organization offers free events, including a free self defense class for all ages in April that was well attended.