Simpson University to Host Lions Club All-Star Basketball Games

For Immediate Release


Media contact: Guy Piche,

REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University will host the Redding Breakfast Lions Club’s 19th annual boys and girls high school All-Star basketball games on Sunday, April 6. The university is located at 2211 College View Drive.

Fifty-seven athletes from throughout far Northern California will participate under the guidance of four volunteer coaches. Girls play at 4 p.m.; boys play at 6. Admission is a $6 donation, and children under 8 are free.

Half-time of each game will include a 3-point shootout among parents of team members. Proceeds from food sales will go to Special Olympics Northern California.

The Redding Breakfast Lions Club began the tournament in 1996 as a way to promote sports and activity for youth in the community.

This year, the 29 boys and 28 girls, who are divided into two teams each—North and South—will be coached by Bill Hall from Modoc High School, Curt Eller from Corning High School, Keith Weber from Modoc High, and Todd Dwyer from Redding Christian High School.

“Both games promise an exciting afternoon of top-notch high-school basketball,” said Lions Club member Guy Piche, one of the volunteers who organizes the event. “Both the girls and boys teams are filled with talented stars from all over the North State.”

Area high school athletic directors and coaches nominate players for the All-Star teams. A Lions Club committee sorts through the nominations and works with the volunteer coaches to form the teams.

Team members and their high schools are as follows:

Girls North (Coach Bill Hall)

  • Sabrina Gribble, Tulelake
  • Frankie Snider, Happy Camp
  • Tori Hansen, Mount Shasta
  • Kathryn Andrus, Mount Shasta
  • Kelsey Clay, Modoc
  • Leah Berryessa, Modoc
  • Justine Cota, Yreka
  • Dakota Cash, Yreka
  • Chelsea Helms, Dunsmuir
  • Danielle Nichols, Foothill
  • Jillian Neel, Weed
  • Marielle Schnack, Weed
  • Emni Petersen, Shasta
  • Ali Goodman, Shasta

Girls South (Coach Curt Eller)

  • Clarivel Castilo, Los Molinos
  • Aubrey Mendonca, West Valley
  • Dreux Bertolucci, West Valley
  • Fallon Greenhaw, Anderson
  • Jessica Curl, Mercy
  • Jordan Kimbrough, Enterprise
  • Rachel Martin, Enterprise
  • Emily Tiedeman, U-Prep
  • Alyssa Stauffer, U-Prep
  • Rachel Silva, Corning
  • Bailey Jennings, Corning
  • Amily Gallagher, Red Bluff
  • Kiana Wolf, Enterprise
  • McKinna Roberts, Anderson

Boys North (Coach Keith Weber)

  • Tyler Harris, Trinity
  • Ben Torres, Big Valley
  • Alberto Ortega, Big Valley
  • Edgar Casorla, Weed
  • Trevor Shaffer, Weed
  • Benjamin Jones, Modoc
  • Fernando Alcala, Modoc
  • Daylon Blakely, Mount Shasta
  • Brandon Acord, Mount Shasta
  • Trako Saluskin, Tulelake
  • Bret Cloney, Foothill
  • Curtice Schabarum, Foothill
  • Grant Smith, Foothill
  • Mason Phillips, Shasta
  • Trevor Russell, Shasta

Boys South (Coach Todd Dwyer)

  • Michael Shoemaker, Corning
  • Nicholas Hoag, Corning
  • Chayce Maday, Corning
  • Michael Gallagher, Burney
  • Kavi Ram, Orland
  • Michael Westlund, Fall River
  • Joe Lynch, Liberty Christian
  • Maurice Jones, Liberty Christian
  • AJ Long, Los Molinos
  • Cameron Griffith, U-Prep
  • Matthew Fox, Red Bluff
  • Max Straw, Redding Christian
  • Hayden Piper, Redding Christian
  • Kaelan Crisosto, Enterprise


The Redding Breakfast Lions Club, which has more than 45 members, supports numerous north state programs and organizations, including vision care, student speaking contests, swim and soccer clubs, YMCA, Flag Day programs, Sober Graduation, Turtle Bay programs, Special Needs Camp, Ronald McDonald Foundation for burn victims, youth literacy, youth violence prevention, diabetes camp, ministries feeding the homeless, Think Pink, Redding police K-9 unit, Christmas and Easter programs, and more.


Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson’s newest programs include bachelor's degrees in Spanish and nursing, and master’s degrees in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Learn about our new Science & Nursing Building at For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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