AVON PARK, Fla. (December 22, 2017) – Seattle Mariners outfielder and Avon Park native, Dee Gordon, hosted his fourth annual hometown basketball tournament at the City Park on E Hal McRae Blvd. in Avon Park, Florida on Saturday.
With over 1,000 locals in attendance, the event included a 10-team tournament, free food, drinks and activities for children. Funds raised from the event benefited the Boys & Girls Club of Highlands County.
The annual event is Gordon’s way of continuing a family tradition started by his father, former Major League pitcher, Tom “Flash” Gordon. Dee Gordon passionately supports the Boys & Girls Club of Highlands County, as he is an alumnus of the organization and believes in the importance of its integral role in the community.
About The Boys & Girls Club of Highlands County
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Highlands County is to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Avon Park Club, a chapter of the Boys & Girls Club of Highlands County, was established in 2006 in two classroom trailers donated by the school board.