TMT Alumni Weekend at Carver

TMT wraps up successful alumni weekend

Contributed report; Wednesday, August 9, 2017             See the article at The Hour here.

NORWALK — The first Bub Classic TMT Alumni Basketball Tournament, hosted by the Teaching and Mentoring Through Basketball program, was a huge success according to those who ran the two-day event at Norwalk High and the Carver Center.

Four $500 scholarships were handed out Sunday, including two to alumni players Justice and Ian Gardner.

 Norwalk High graduates Deandre Russell, left, and Sarah St. Surin were the recipients of $500 scholarships in honor of TMT Basketball founder Mike McElveen. The two were presented their scholarships as part of TMT’s alumni weekend at Norwalk High and the Carver Center.

Norwalk High graduates Deandre Russell, left, and Sarah St. Surin were the recipients of $500 scholarships in honor of TMT Basketball founder Mike McElveen. The two were presented their scholarships as part of TMT’s alumni weekend at Norwalk High and the Carver Center.

Norwalk High graduates Sarah St. Surin and Deandre Russell were also given scholarships in honor of TMT co-founder Mike McElveen, who died earlier this year.

The winning TMT alumni team included Evan Kelly, John Boykin, Brian Wade, Moriba Keita, Antwan Boyd, Lamar Tate, Takari Smalls and Tyler Shular.

TMT Basketball would like to thank everyone who supported the event, especially the event sponsors Carver Center, AFSCME LOCAL2405, Sign Smart, Jordan’s Too Restaurant & Pizza, Famous Pizza House, Slice of Italy Pizza, Prime Burger, C&S Grocery (The Yellow Store), SONO Harbor Deli, Pauli’s Bagels & Deli, Supreme Auto Collision, East Avenue Pizza, Gene The Barber, Inside The Locker Room with Ant and Jay and Crown Trophy. 

All proceeds will benefit the TMT Scholarship Program, the National Kidney Foundation and the TMT Basketball Program.

 This team of TMT Basketball alumni won last weekend’s tournament. From left: front row, Evan Kelly, John Boykin, Brian Wade and Moriba Keita; back row, Antwan Boyd, Lamar Tate, Takari Smalls and Tyler Shular.

This team of TMT Basketball alumni won last weekend’s tournament. From left: front row, Evan Kelly, John Boykin, Brian Wade and Moriba Keita; back row, Antwan Boyd, Lamar Tate, Takari Smalls and Tyler Shular.

Jim Schaffer