On Saturday, April 26, ASTEP hosted its first annual three on three basketball tournament in the Skyline College gymnasium. The tournament, held from 8 am to 1:30 was open to all students within the San Mateo Community Colleges. Ten teams participated, competing against each other for first and second place prizes. Breakfast and lunch was provided along with giveaways throughout the day. Teams and visitors were entertained during half time with performances from Urban Youth Society, a student organization at Skyline College. Our first place team; 300 Gunners- students Vika Jimenez, Elijah White and Terry Booker won three $75 dollar gift cards to Amazon.com.
Our second place team; The Kings-students Jordan Dougherty, Aaron Brown & Etienne Boutan won $50 dollar gift cards to Amazon.com. In addition, there were students sponsored by the ASSC and Kappa Delta Beta. The following programs helped sponsor the tournament: Associates Students at Skyline College (ASSC), Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP), Urban Youth Society (UYS), Black Student Union (BSU), Center for Innovative Practices through Hip Hop Education and Resources (CIPHER), SparkPoint, and African Success Through Excellence and Persistence (ASTEP). Special thanks to all the ASTEP students who volunteered throughout the event.
Article by Kwame Thomas | Photos by Phyllis Taylor