Badges and Basketball brings stars to Cape

August 16, 2022

The Schell Brothers’ Project Kudos brought Badges and Basketball to the Cape Henlopen High School gymnasium for the event’s sophomore year.

“The evening’s focus was on uniting our community and local law enforcement,” said Schell Brothers Director of Marketing Alyssa Titus. “It had a celebrity twist this year and the event was incredible.”

The event began with a free throw contest for youngsters, with trophies given to the winners. A celebrity basketball game followed, where the 1,500 fans witnessed local law enforcement playing against celebrities such as Jimmie Allen, movie star Ryan Phillippe, former NFL Pro Bowl cornerback Cortland Finnegan and 2002 national champion Andre Collins. Allen’s team was coached by former NBA player and world champion Iman Shumpert. A dunk contest was held during the halftime show of the main event.

Collins, a former Crisfield High School basketball standout, competed against Allen’s team and when the final buzzer, sounded Collins’ team had pulled off a 139-136 victory.

Collins led all scorers with 60 points, while his teammate Juwan Mullen had 40; Jimmie Allen led his squad with 42.

“All proceeds went to Andre Collins’ charity Xposure Athletics and our locally based Pathways for Success, both of which serve to support and mentor our area kids,” said Titus. “We could not have been happier with the evening. The energy was contagious, and we raised funds for important initiatives in our area. We know this is going to be a great event for years to come.”

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