Delco basketball talent on display at All-Star Labor Classic

rachel conran & kylie mcnicholas

Springfield’s Rachel Conran, left, looks to pass against Ridley’s Kylie McNicholas in the Central League championship game last month, won by Springfield. MEDIANEWS GROUP FILE PHOTO

By Matt Smith

The All-Star Labor Classic is coming to Ridley High School.

The 34th annual boys and girls basketball showcase, which is sponsored by the Philadelphia Building & Construction Trades Council, is slated for Sunday, April 18. The City All-Stars will face the Suburban All-Stars. The girls game is scheduled for a 12:15 p.m. tip, followed by the boys at 2:30.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event will be closed to the general public. Only the parents of the participants are permitted to attend.

“With a total of 18 players selected, Delaware County produced the most all-star basketball players for our 2021 All-Star Labor Classic,” said John J. Dougherty, business manager for the Philadelphia Building & Construction Trades Council. “That’s a tribute to the depth of hoops talent in Delco and their coaches. We look forward to seeing all of them show off their prodigious hoops skills on Sunday, April 18th.”

In addition to being named to the All-Star team, every player also receives a partial college scholarship. Other proceeds raised through event sponsorships benefit a local charity. This year’s charity beneficiary is the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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