GREENVILLE — Brownsboro standouts Blake Ralson and Davonte Givens have been selected to play in the first Chicken Express All-Star Classic Basketball Game on Saturday at Greenville High School, Bears coach Tobin Reid said.

Players from 40 to 50 towns in Northeast Texas will be on hand for the game. The girls game begins at 6 p.m. followed by the boys game at 8 p.m. Tickets for the classic are $7 at the gate. Student prices are $5 at the gate.

“We expect between 1,500 to 2,000 fans at the two games,” Gary McDade, Greenville Chicken Express owner, said. “We will raise several thousand dollars for scholarships and booster clubs. We are very honored to be able to bring this game to the area.”

Chicken Express has several locations in the Greenville and the Northeast Texas area where players participating have been selected. College coaches from throughout the area are expected to attend. The all-star games in other areas have given players an opportunity to show their talent and several have been awarded scholarships.

Chicken Express will also be awarding several scholarships to the participants. Each area booster club will benefit financially from the event. Players from Class A through Class 5A will play. Sports Classic, an event and marketing company, will oversee the Basketball Classic.

“Our company has so far spent 100 percent with local merchants,” said Teresa Morris, vice president of sales for Sports Classic. “We want to support Greenville and the Greenville ISD. We hope to get support from the community for the classic. We plan to make this an annual event.”

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