Simpson University to Host Lions Club All-Star Basketball Games

For Immediate Release


Media contact: Jim Reimer,, (530) 229-0029

REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University will host the Redding Breakfast Lions Club’s 20th annual boys and girls high school All-Star basketball games on Sunday, April 12. The university is located at 2211 College View Drive.

Fifty-eight 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 31 boys and 27 girls, who are divided into two teams each—North and South—will be coached by Nathan Emerson from Central Valley High School, Steven Schuster from University Preparatory School, Jaime Green from Trinity High School, and Scott Gallion from Fall River High School.

“The Lions All-Star Games is a great opportunity for the community to come and support high school athletics at its finest,” club member James Reimer said. “Gathered together, these kids have a great opportunity to play in a fast-paced environment with the best players in the North State. It will be a great moment for players, parents, family and friends.”

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 Nathan Emerson)

  • Savanna Peters, Yreka
  • Madeline Moyer, Mount Shasta
  • Megan Palermo, Trinity
  • Taylor Herman, Tulelake
  • Amanda Bricker, Big Valley
  • Kelly Schmidt, Modoc
  • Erica Stevenson, Big Valley
  • Hannah Little, Etna
  • Destinee Jones, Weed
  • Elyssa Fisher, Weed
  • Callie Miller, Central Valley
  • Jara Chavolla, Tulelake
  • Ashley Cain, Mount Shasta

Girls South (Coach Steven Schuster)

  • Kelsie Jurin, U-Prep
  • Aubrie Wall, Liberty Christian
  • Janae Gray, Enterprise
  • Katie Nunnelley, Anderson
  • Julia Hill, Enterprise
  • Alyssa Gordon, Redding Christian
  • Kayla Spratt, Enterprise
  • Emerie Eller, West Valley
  • Hannah Rogers, Redding Christian
  • Gates Fears, Corning
  • Amy Brown, Fall River
  • Rachel Halderman, Hayfork
  • Marissa Starman, Mercy
  • Kayle Brown, Redding Christian

Boys North (Coach Jaime Green)

  • Ty Cume, Yreka
  • Zac Sanchez, Trinity
  • Greg Aikins, Trinity
  • Mario Cardoza, Shasta
  • Rashaan Broomfield, Weed
  • Devan Howe, Central Valley
  • John Clemens, Mount Shasta
  • Deantrey Fuller, Central Valley
  • Nikhil Davuluri, Shasta
  • Michael Bertelsen, Big Valley
  • Alan Weber, Modoc
  • Cesar Gonzalez, Mount Shasta
  • Jace Fry, Foothill
  • Wade Thackeray, Etna
  • Johnny Troncale, Foothill
  • Beau Hamilton, Foothill

Boys South (Coach Scott Gallion)

  • Tyler Burson, West Valley
  • Joro Dimitrov, Liberty Christian
  • Johnny Westlund, Fall River
  • Aaron Miller, Anderson
  • Salem Goodson, U-Prep
  • Johnathan Treat, Liberty Christian
  • James Wiseman, Orland
  • Arthur Flynn, Orland
  • Brandon Rodriguez, Los Molinos
  • Jorge Ceja, Los Molinos
  • Joseph Bosetti, Red Bluff
  • Adil Syed, Mercy
  • Jack McWilliams, Anderson
  • Tanner Gallion, Fall River
  • Morley Brocks, West Valley


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, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


Contact: SU Public Relations
(530) 226-4737