2024-05-24 6:11 AM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

For the second year in a row, a basketball game at the Falls Church Community Center pitting local celebrities against the Harlem Magic Masters from New York City will be held this Friday night, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation and the City of Falls Church, culminates “Black History Month” activities in F.C. Organizers promise an “evening of laughter and family fun.” The game will be preceded by a panel discussion on the early days of African-American involvement in the sport of basketball held at Art and Frame, 111 Park Avenue, at 5 p.m. Participants include authors Bijan Bayne and Dr. James Henderson, Claude Johnson of Black Fives, a vintage sports licensing company, John Isaacs, the only surviving member of the New York Rens basketball team, one of the nation’s first African-American pro basketball teams, Prof. Susan Rayl a historian from the State University of New York, and Hal Jackson, the first African-American sports announcer. The panel is free. Tickets for the game are $10 for adults and $8 for youth at the door.





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