Pennsylvania’s Largest K-8 Charter School Honors Its Student-Athletes at 11th Annual Sports Banquet and Dinner

Chester, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES


Chester, PA, May 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chester Community Charter School (CCCS), the largest K-8 charter school in Pennsylvania, held its 11th annual Sports Banquet and Dinner honoring more than 70 baseball, basketball, softball, and cheerleading middle school student-athletes for their participation in the 2016 - 2017 school year.  The event was held last week at the Clarion Hotel in Essington. 

This annual banquet is a celebration of the participation and accomplishments of the school’s many sports teams and athletes. This year, the CCCS varsity boy’s basketball team placed second in the Penn Wood basketball tournament.

Dr. David Clark, the school’s CEO, who delivered remarks to the students, parents and coaches. “At CCCS, sports means character-building, unity, teamwork, discipline and trying until you succeed,” said Clark, continuing on to tell the large audience, “our student-athletes exemplify these characteristics, both on the field, and in the classroom.”

CCCS’ sports program began 11 years ago, with one coach and three teams, and has now grown to include 13 coaches and six teams. The sports program has produced players such as NBA star Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Chester native and CCCS alumnus, who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets. 

About Chester Community Charter School

Chester Community Charter School opened its doors on September 9, 1998, serving 97 students from its modest, four, meeting rooms, in the lobby of the Howard Johnson Hotel, in Chester, PA. Since that time, the school has steadily grown to include more than 3,5000 students in 11 state-of-the-art-buildings, spanning three campuses.

Through collaboration with the Gureghian Charitable Foundation, and CCCS’ High School Search and Selection Program, more than $9.5 million in scholarships and financial assistance to prestigious private secondary schools has been awarded to 225 of the school’s graduates, since 2009. http://chestercommunitycharter.org

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