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‘Hoops for Hope’ alumni basketball game set for Feb. 9

Game to benefit CCLS Academy at Bethlehem Lutheran Church

It’s game on as Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Preachers basketball players take on alumni at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, during the annual “Hoops for Hope” alumni basketball game.

The event will raise awareness and support for Christ Community Lutheran School (CCLS) Academy at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, a micro-school that serves school-age children in north St. Louis city.

“The annual Alumni Basketball Game has become a high point of the season — not only for the Preachers, but also for the entire Seminary community,” said Dr. Peter Nafzger, who serves as coach of the basketball Preachers, director of student life and associate professor of Practical Theology. “Former players turn back the clock, present players meet future colleagues in ministry, and fans enjoy a friendly and competitive game on the illustrious hardwood of Eldon Pederson Field House!”

The game will take place in the Pederson Field House, located on the campus of Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, Mo.

Alumni who are interested in playing should sign up by Jan. 31. Questions should be directed to Alumni Relations at 314-505-7626 or [email protected].

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