Moore Haven Moon Pies Defeat Jack Brewer’s American Heroes in Second Chance Basketball Tournament

On Sunday, April 10, the Moore Haven Moon Pies, GEO Continuum of Care® staff, and The Jack Brewer Foundation’s American Heroes celebrated Second Chance month with a “Free-throws to Freedom” basketball tournament. The game was set to bring awareness and unlock second chance opportunities for individuals completing their sentencing requirements.

The Moon Pies played for every person who is currently incarcerated and especially for those returning home who deserve access to education, employment, and housing assistance. With an overwhelming sense of pride, the Moon Pies defied all odds as they prepared for the day. The Moon Pies roster consisted of Antonio Aldridge, Michael Black, Anthony Dennis, Eddie Douglas, Adarius Hollinger, Lenoris Leaks, Frederick Livingston, Quentin Mitchell, Andre Robinson, Antonio White, and Kevin Williams. Their coach was Moore Haven Academic Instructor, Avrum Fleming.

The American Heroes team was comprised of Jack Brewer, Former NFL Player and GEO Board member; David Venturella, GEO Senior Vice President, Client Relations; Erik Coleman, NFL Veteran and former Safety; Patrick Chukwurah, NFL Veteran and former Defensive End; Channing Crowder, NFL Veteran and former Linebacker; Ron Parker, NFL Veteran and former Safety; Andre Berto, two-time former Welterweight Boxing Champion; Rashad Evans, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and UFC Hall of Famer; Jeremy Whitley, CEO of Next Level Trucking; Elmo Golden, Founder of Dignity Speaks and CoC Alumni member; and several other members of The Jack Brewer Foundation Advisory Board.

Over 900 fellow residents cheered on their Moon Pies as they defeated The Jack Brewer Foundation’s American Heroes. The American Heroes team may have been stacked with athletic talent, but they were still no match for the Moon Pies, who beat the American Heroes 84 to 20. Following the tournament, the Moon Pie Champions and the residents of Moore Haven Correctional and Rehabilitation Facility were treated to a food truck invasion and post-game concert.  

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