play hard, study harder

The Thelma Smith Foundation, in association with Team First, hosted their eighth annual Eighth Grade All-Star Classic at Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn.

The goal of the day was to expose and inform young students about the academic requirements needed for them to be successful student-athletes-not just athletes who are students. High school coaches from around the city were in attendance for the academic workshops, which were mandatory for those who wanted to participate in the Eighth Grade Classic All-Star games. Student teams from the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan played in the games.

For information on future Eighth Grade Classic events, call (347) 792-0199 or (347) 351-4692.