Rye Hosts Second Mike Ice Basketball Classic Saturday

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The Second Annual Mike Ice Basketball Classic kicks off Saturday.
The Second Annual Mike Ice Basketball Classic kicks off Saturday. Photo Credit: Courtesy Mike Ice Basketball Classic Facebook Page

RYE, N.Y. -- The Second Annual Mike Ice Basketball Classic kicks off Saturday at Rye High School. 

The classic, which features clinics, an alumni basketball game and a varsity basketball game, runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.at Rye High School, 1 Parsons St. in Rye.

The event is named in honor of Rye resident Michael Ice who was killed at age 22 in February 2012 when he was struck by a subway train in Manhattan. Ice was former member of the Rye High School varsity basketball team. Mayor Joseph Sack will read a proclamation on that declares Jan. 25 to be known as "Mike Ice Day" in Rye. 

"Last year's event was a huge success, and we know this year will be even better," representatives said. "Through this event, we hope to spread Mike's love of basketball and raise money for the Mike Ice Rye High School 'For the Love of the Game' Scholarship, which will be given to a member of the Rye High School Varsity Basketball Team every year."

The basketball clinic, which begins at 10 a.m. is for third- through eighth graders. The clinic features instruction from Rye High School Varsity Head Coach John Aguilar and former head coach Chris DiCintio. Admission to the games will be $10 for adults and $5 for youth.

To learn more about the event, residents can visit the Mike Ice Basketball Classic Facebook page

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