District 214 basketball returns to Arlington High

The Grace Gym in the former Arlington High School will come alive again with the competition of District 214 basketball when the Education Foundation, in partnership with the District and the Alumni Council, hosts a three-game varsity basketball event. 

The competition is scheduled for Friday, February 9 at the former Arlington High, now Christian Liberty Academy, 502 Euclid Avenue in Arlington Heights. 
Buffalo Grove varsity boys will play Wheeling in the first game, set for 4:30 p.m.; Elk Grove varsity boys will take on Rolling Meadows in the second game, set for 6 p.m.; and Hersey varsity boys will play Prospect in the final game, set for 7:30 p.m. 

During the final game, the 1981-1982 Arlington High School boys varsity basketball team, Elite 8 finalists, will be honored.

Admission -- for one game or all three -- is $5; students are admitted free. Arlington t-shirts also will be available for $15. Proceeds benefit the District 214 Education Foundation, which supports student success and innovation District-wide.  

Event sponsors include Edward Jones-Yev Kozachuk (Classic Sponsor) and Grande Jake's, which will supply burrito coupons for student attendees from the school at each game that boasts the most student fans. Additional sponsorships are still available. 

For more information, including sponsorship details, visit www.214foundation.org.

Arlington High School was District 214's first, and for a long time only, high school; it closed its doors in 1984 amid declining enrollment. This is the second District 214 event held at the building this year as part of a continued effort to engage alumni and the community. 

In September, the Foundation reopened the school's doors for an all-years reunion that drew an estimated 800 attendees and served as the formal launch for The Cardinal Fund, named for Arlington's mascot, which provides funding for Advanced Placement testing and early career credentials for District 214 students. 

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