Graham awarded Greg Leino scholarship
The second annual Greg Leino Alumni Classic Basketball Tournament raised $3,000.
The tournament, which featured 65 Poppy alumni, was held on May 11 at Poppy, and is held in honour of the retired Poppy teacher and basketball coach. Leino retired in 2009 after 34 years at the school, but remains involved in helping out.
It is organized by some of Leino’s former players and the money raised goes towards giving a scholarship to a Poppy player who best exemplifies the educator’s values — athletics, academics and community service.
The 2012 recipient of the $1,500 scholarship is Tanner Graham.
The remainder of the money raised at the event has been put in trust with the scholarship committee, with a goal of raising $10,000 over the next five years to establish a perpetual fund.