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Pat Moore inducted with 6 others in SB Court of Champions

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Pat Moore is one of seven people inducted into the 2020 class of the Santa Barbara Court of Champions.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Basketball has been a major part in the long life of Pat Moore.

Now the 92-year old is being honored for her passion for the game.

Pat Moore along with six others are being inducted into the 2020 class of the Santa Barbara Court of Champions that was established in 2014.

Pat Moore is the mom of John Moore who was the longtime head basketball coach at Westmont College before retiring earlier in 2020.

Pat went to all of the games and was known to question officials calls that went against her beloved Westmont Warriors.

Her daughter Beth Moore played on the 1977-'78 women's basketball team at UCLA that won a national title.

Pat's youngest son Mike Moore played basketball at Westmont College and went on to become a basketball agent in Southern California.

Oldest son Craig was a standout swimmer and football player.

Pat Moore began attending basketball games as a toddler watching her father John Maurice Cowan play for Wabash College in Indiana.

Basketball is certainly a family affair as Pat's granddaughter Laura Moore is the girls head basketball coach at Cate High School in Carpinteria.

Joining Pat Moore in the 2020 class are:

Richard Anderson: UCSB grad who also played in the NBA. Now living on the East Coast

George Chelini: Longtime Boys and Girls Club Director/Fund Raiser/Coach who pioneered local youth basketball leagues. He died this past spring.

Robert McCutheon:   UCSB grad who also played for the Santa Maria Dukes professional team. He is deceased.

Chris McNealy: Played at SBCC and in the NBA. Now living in Italy

Quentin Sims: UCSB grad who also played for the Santa Maria Dukes professional team. He is deceased.

Mekia Valentine: Played for the UCSB women's basketball team. She was drafted in the third round by the New York Liberty of the WNBA. She died earlier this year at the young age of 32.

Santa Barbara Court of Champions founder Curt Pickering said there would not be a banquet this year due to COVID-19.

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