On Thursday – Friday, June 5 – 6, Crown College hosted the seventh annual Crown Invitational All-Star Classic.  Each year the Classic has showcased exceptional high school basketball players.  This year the event was expanded to include soccer.  High school coaches, athletic directors, and principals nominated young men based on their Christian character and athletic achievements.  47 student-athletes – many of whom had not previously been on our campus – from Georgia, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia participated in the two-day event.DSC06788

Activities began with registration on Thursday afternoon followed by the opening banquet for the participants, parents, and coaches.  Dr. Sexton challenged the attendees to consider their L.I.F.E. (liberty, influence, friendships, eternity) and what God can accomplish with a life yielded to Him.  After the banquet, everyone enjoyed a tour of the campuses before games and competitions began for the all-star participants.
DSC06806Friday’s activities included morning workouts and skills competitions followed by an afternoon of all-star games.  At the conclusion of the day’s competition, all participants were recognized at the awards ceremony.

DSC06792The 2015 All-Star Classic will be June 4 – 5, 2015.  For information regarding upcoming Crown athletic camps, invitational tournaments, or next year’s Classic please contact Jared Berry at jared.berry@thecrowncollege.com.