CELEBRATING COURT HEROES

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Salinas Police Activities League

100 Howard Street

Salinas, CA 93901

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The Court Heroes Award is given to someone who is Heroic, Exceptional, Respectful, and Outstanding in Our community.

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DON’T MISS the Gil Basketball Academy’s 10th Anniversary Awards Banquet and celebration!

Gil Basketball Academy to honor longtime Salinas Coach Jim Rear with Heroes Award at Nov. 9 Gala.

COURT HEROES

November 9, 2019

Salinas PAL Center

This gala event includes a live band and DJ, no-host bar, dinner, dancing and silent auction, with prizes ranging from a paint night with Coach Gil, getaway trips, tickets to Disneyland, and more!

Tickets available @ https://gbacelebratingourheros.eventbrite.com

$65 Public

$55 Gil Basketball Academy parents

Sponsorships are available at

$10,000, $5,000, $2,500, $1,000 and $500

For more information, call (831) 710-1499

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About Our Honoree:

Jim Rear believes the word “hero” should be bestowed upon soldiers, veterans, police officers, firefighters and emergency responders. Not basketball coaches.

Yet as a coach for more than 30 years, Rear impacted countless lives, teaching basketball skills that translate easily into life skills.

“If, as a coach, I was able to teach the players about hard work, being helpful to others, accountability, being on time, discipline, being part of a team, and following instructions, then I feel very gratified,” he said. “All those things carry over to adulthood.”

Whether or not Rear quibbles with the word “hero,” Gil Basketball Academy will honor the longtime basketball coach at Alisal and Everett Alvarez high schools on Nov. 9, awarding him the first-ever Court Heroes Award at its 10th Anniversary Awards Banquet and Celebration (tickets and sponsorship opportunities available here).

“When you’re 15-16 years old, you don’t realize the impact a coach has on you until years down the road,” said GBA co-founder Jose Gil, who once played for Rear and serves as current Alisal High School Variety boys’ basketball coach and Athletic Director. “Coach always offered support on and off the court in order for us to achieve our desired goals. But what had the most lasting impression on me, as I got older, is the fact that the discipline he instilled in us. Ironically, Coach Rear somehow knew that his tough love would help us overcome obstacles in life to make us successful. This resilience is what got me through life.”

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