The Collins-Maxwell Athletic Boosters held their second annual Alumni Basketball games on Saturday, Jan. 27. It was another fun-filled event, with a packed gym, lots of smiles and laughter, and just a lot of fun the whole night. This was also the kickoff drive for sponsorships, starting the 2018 fall school year. Guests could partake in a smoked pork meal, cookie sundaes and, of course, the favorite concession items of popcorn, nachos and their famous Spartan Dogs. Booster members held a silent auction and raffle and hosted games for Collins, Maxwell and Collins-Maxwell alumni, a dads versus kids game, a highly entertaining school staff versus students game, and the moms didn’t disappoint the crowd with their game of 6-on-6 against their daughters.

There were quite a few returning players from last year, but also some new faces on the court, which was very nice to see. Thankfully, no injuries occurred; however, they did have Maxwell EMS on site just in case. A large bottle of Advil and some tubes of Biofreeze were on the scorers’ bench for players use, and use they did. Younger kids were able to participate in a game of Knockout Ball, and high school kids competed in a 3-point shootout. The school’s dance team was also kind enough to perform for the crowd, showcasing two routines they took to the state competition this year.

By the end of the evening, the Boosters were happy to announce a tentative grand total raised was $15,250.

This year the school doesn’t have to purchase all new uniforms, but the Boosters are preparing for future purchases when they start to rotate uniform purchases and other needed items. Boosters would like to thank everyone that came out, either as a spectator or participant — this year went down in the books as another great success.

Mark your calendars for April 7 for the Boosters second annual Booster Bash — another fun-filled night, but geared more towards adults. It will be held at the MACC again, and more info will be posted as the date gets closer.