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SB Court of Champions to induct 7 new members in a festive day at Westmont

MONTECITO, Calif.- Seven new members will be inducted into the Santa Barbara Court of Champions in a day that is being billed as a Basketball Jamboree at Westmont College.

Besides the hall of fame induction ceremony, there will be a couple of basketball games involving first responders including firefighters, police and members of the Bucket Brigade.

The "Be A Bonder with First Responders" event runs from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 7 at Westmont College Murchison Gymnasium.

Admission is free but people are encouraged to bring a canned good, a toy or make a donation.

The seven new inductees are:

Sonny Allen Former NBA Coach and Head Coach of the Santa Barbara Islanders CBA team-LA Lakers minor league affiliate team; 1989-90

Sampson Brue NBA Supervisor who officiated many games in the Santa Barbara region, at the high school, college and pro minor league level

Keith Closs Played for the LA Clippers, Harlem Globetrotters and Santa Barbara Breakers

Linda Dawson Played at UCSB and coached at Bishop Diego High School

Leslie Ford-Grieve Played at SB HS, SBCC, UCSB and is the sister to Court of Champion Inductee's Holly and Don Ford

Herb Livesey Founder of Snow Valley Basketball Camps held at Westmont College for over 50 years and scout for the Denver Nuggets

Joe Vaughan Played at Westmont College and coached Girl's State Championships at Buena HS, Ventura, CA

NBA Hall of Fame member and former Santa Barbara Dons basketball player Jamaal Wilkes is scheduled to make an appearance.

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