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Via All-Star Basketball Legends & Youth Sunday to Include Basketball Standout, Michelle Marciniak
January 21, 2013

Via All-Star Basketball Classic

BETHLEHEM, PA – Via of the Lehigh Valley is pleased to announce Via All-Star Basketball Legends & Youth Sunday presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association, a day of clinics and basketball featuring Lehigh Valley basketball greats.

Lehigh Valley Basketball Hall of Fame Clinic
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 3pm, check in 2:30pm
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Road | Bethlehem, PA 18020

Michelle Marciniak

This year’s clinic will be run by Michelle Marciniak, former All American collegiate and professional basketball player.  Marciniak, Allentown Central Catholic standout, played point guard in the Women's National Basketball Association and is a member of the Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

A leader on the court, Marciniak ran the University of Tennessee Lady Vols offense while guiding Tennessee to the 1995 and 1996 NCAA title games. In 1996, Marciniak led the Lady Vols to their fourth National Championship and secured Most Valuable Player honors.  Marciniak played in the WNBA for the Portland Fire and Seattle Storm, was an 11-year veteran of USA Basketball and was an assistant coach for the University of South Carolina women’s basketball team from 2003-2008. 

The clinic is designed to excite kids about the game of basketball with age specific drills and fundamentals in a positive learning environment.  The clinic is for beginner to the advanced and will feature age specific ball handling drills, passing drills, defensive drills and shooting drills.  Members of the Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame make up the clinic staff. 

  • $30 per player
  • All players receive a basketball and t-shirt
  • Athletes must be in 3rd to 8th grade to participate in the clinic.
  • Registration is limited to 60 athletes.
  • Register by March 20 at www.ViaNet.org

Via All-Star Clinic for Kids with Special Needs
No Registration Fee  |  All Ages Welcome
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 1pm, check in 12:30pm
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Road | Bethlehem, PA 18020

Marciniak

The Via All-Star Basketball Clinic is run by Traci Cyr, a member of the Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame.  The clinic focuses on the fundamentals of basketball in a fun, inclusive setting.   Selected Via All-Stars from the current senior high school graduating class will make up the clinic staff. 

  • All players receive a basketball and t-shirt
  • Athletes must be eight years of age or older to participate in the clinic.
  • A parent or care-giver is asked to remain in the gym during the clinic.
  • Registration is limited to 60 athletes.
  • Register by March 20 at www.ViaNet.org

The Via Basketball Clinic for Kids with Special Needs and the Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame Clinic are presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association (GLVADA).

The Via All-Star Basketball Classic raises funds for Via’s services for children and adults with disabilities.  Via has been serving our community since 1954.  Via’s mission is to provide support and opportunities for children and adults with disabilities so they can live full, independent and productive lives within the community.

Via gives hope to families across our communities by working hand in hand with parents to give their kids a chance for early success through speech and physical therapy.  Via works every day to help people find jobs in our community so that they can have a satisfying job of their choice.  And Via helps people, from teens to those at retirement age, connect and live in their community by volunteering and participating in recreational activities.

Via All-Star Classic Schedule of Events
presented by First Niagara Financial Group 

Via All-Star Basketball Legends & Youth Sunday
presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Road | Bethlehem, PA 18020

  • Via All-Star Clinic for Kids with Special Needs @ 1pm
  • LV Basketball Hall of Fame Clinic @ 3pm
  • Via Youth All-Star Classic @ 6pm

Via All-Star Banquet
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
Sands Bethlehem Event Center
77 Sands Boulevard,  Bethlehem, PA 18015

“Via Super Saturday”
featuring the Special Olympics Shoot Out
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 10:30 am
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Road | Bethlehem, PA 18020
$5 at the door, $3 for students & seniors

Tickets, sponsor information and event details for the Via All-Star Basketball Classic, Clinics, Banquet and Lehigh Valley Basketball Hall of Fame are available online at www.ViaNet.org or by calling 610-317-8000 x489.  Hall of Fame nominations are accepted online at www.ViaNet.org.

 

For more information, contact:
Jillian Lovejoy, Communications Director
J.Lovejoy@ViaNet.org | 484-893-5399