More than twenty notable players, coaches and dignitaries of the six-on-six girls' basketball era in Iowa will reunite for a very special event to be held in conjunction with the Des Moines premiere of SIX-ON-SIX: THE MUSICAL.
An exhibition game is scheduled for 12:00pm on Saturday, July 18th at the air-conditioned AIB College of Business Activity Center, 2280 Bell Avenue in Des Moines. The event, which will also feature six-on-six memorabilia, personal recollections, door prizes and entertainment, will be emceed by Dolph Pulliam.
Participating in the game, which will showcase the evolution of six-on-six girls' basketball from the three-court version played in the early 1900s to the two-court version played when the sport officially came to an end in Iowa in 1993, will be Hall of Fame players Jeanette Olson and Denise Long, whose Everly and Union-Whitten teams battled in the legendary championship game of 1968.
Other participants include players Deb Coates (Mediapolis), Kim Peters (Andrew), Kay Pick (Lake View-Auburn), Cindy Long (Union-Whitten), Sharon Tyler (South Hamilton), Rhonda Penquite (Ankeny), Shelly Soe (Manilla), and Lisa Brinkmeyer (Hubbard-Radcliffe), and coaches Bud McCrea (Lake View-Auburn) and Dick Rasmussen (Ankeny), and former Executive Secretary of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union E. Wayne Cooley. All participants will also be honored at the Saturday, July 18th evening performance of SIX-ON-SIX: THE MUSICAL
The event, organized and hosted by the Golden Girls Car-X Strutters team of the Iowa Granny Basketball League, is open to the public. Tickets are $5.00 and may be purchased at the door; children 12 and under will be admitted free. All proceeds benefit Mentor Iowa. Questions about the exhibition game can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.