A recent event in New Jersey aimed at tackling the problem of homelessness included a former WNBA player and current business owner.
Tamecka Dixon, who was recently named Governor of the Board of Trustees at Union County (N.J.) College, took part in the event. It took place at the Dunn Sports Center on Pearl Street in Elizabeth.
The format followed that of a tournament where eight local teams played each other. One of the games featured Elizabeth Girls vs. Hillside Girls, which was tipped off by Dixon. Hillside defeated Elizabeth 55-51.
The other games featured Elizabeth Police Officers vs. Union County Sheriff Officers, a 49-46 win for Elizabeth, and Elizabeth boys vs. Plainfield boys—a 56-55 win for Plainfield. St. Mary’s Hilltoppers also faced Newark Central—a 78-49 decision in favor of St. Mary’s.
Everyone rallies together to make a difference in their community. It is wonderful. It doesn’t happen that often in a community and it needs to be applauded when it does.
–Linda Tober-Flores, executive director, Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless