After a one-year hiatus, ChallengeBall is back. This exciting exhibition basketball game pits the Past Prime Time Players–local hoopsters who think they still “got game”–versus the young upstarts on the Providence Hall All-Stars team. This year, Providence Hall is pleased to welcome to the court former LA Laker Mike Penberthy and former Gaucho star Josh Merrill.
Mike Penberthy fought back from a major injury to earn on a spot on the LA Lakers, where he earned a NBA championship ring during the Shaquille O’Neal years. Mike will lead the roster of Past Prime Time Players. Josh Merrill, former Gaucho and Breaker star, will lead the Providence Hall All-Stars. Additional former UCSB and Westmont players highlight each team’s roster, along with a few daring Providence Hall faculty members (Nate Alker, James Daly, Chris Elwood, and Laura Trudelle).
ChallengeBall is a fun, family-friendly event. In addition to playing great exhibition basketball, Penberthy and Merrill will sign autographs in the gym before the game (6:00 pm-6:30 pm) and will share their personal testimonies from center court at halftime. The Westmont hip hop team, N’Step, will perform and fun contests for spectators will be held throughout the evening.
Game time is Saturday, November 10, 7:00 pm, at Murchison Gym on the Westmont campus. Admission is $5. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Proceeds benefit the athletics program at Providence Hall, providing Christian college-preparatory education for grades 7-12 in Santa Barbara.
For additional information, contact Providence Hall athletic director Keith Luberto at (805) 962-4400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.