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October 31, 2013

Gelilah Barksdale benefit game to take place Saturday at GBC

To say that Dave and Gelilah Barksdale have been important to the Greater Beckley Christian School community would be an understatement.

Dave, a Woodrow Wilson basketball legend, serves as an assistant coach for the Crusaders and has played a part in helping turn them into a Class A power.

Now GBC is giving back to a family that has given so much.

Greater Beckley will host the Gelilah Barksdale benefit basketball game Saturday at 6 p.m., with all proceeds going to benefit Gelilah, who has been battling breast cancer.

“The Barksdales just mean so much to us,” event organizer Brian Helton said. “(Dave) bridged a big gap between the school and the city of Beckley. And his approach to the kids has been tremendous. He’s always willing to help, whether they’re a varsity boys player or an elementary girl. He works with all age levels and offers camps and clinics for all kids. He’s been great at bridging the gap.”

The event will tip off with “The Futures” game, featuring the Greater Beckley Christian elementary team, followed by an alumni vs. staff game at 7 p.m.

“Some of the alumni from the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s will be playing,” Helton added. “Keith Mullins is going to be playing, as will John Dorsey, who was a 1,000-point scorer in the early 2000s.”

The staff team will include Greater Beckley basketball coaches Dan Burd and assistant coach Justin Arvon, as well as teachers and staff from the school.

The cost of admission is $5 at the door. There will also be donation buckets around the gym and a bake sale, with all proceeds going to benefit the Barksdale family.

Donations can be made separately, as well, through the Greater Beckley office.

For more information, contact the school at 304-255-1571.

— E-mail: jrollins and follow on Twitter at @JDanielRollins.

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