For the third year running, Baltimore basketball legend and retired NBA star Muggsy Bogues is bringing a basketball tournament to his hometown. It’s all in honor of his sister Sherron, who helped steer Baltimore City Recreation and Parks’ basketball and football programs for more than three decades.
“She really loved the kids,” Muggsy Bogues told The Sun in 2016 at the inaugural tournament. “She understood what it took for us coming out of the inner city of Baltimore and how important it was to tell someone that you can do it, you can become whoever you want to become. She was always an advocate of it. That rubbed off on me.”
Sherron Bogues passed away in 2015 after a battle with lung cancer. But her legend lives on, thanks to both her brother and the youth carrying on Baltimore’s strong hoops tradition. They’ll be taking the courts this afternoon at Druid Hill Park, with a day featuring games between squads from Baltimore and D.C., plus food and performances.
2-7 p.m., ages 5-17, Druid Hill Park, Facebook event, free.
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