Date: June 3, 2017
Time: 9 AM - 3 PM
Marillac Social Center, 212 S. Francisco, Chicago, IL 60612
This June will mark the 12th year of the Willie Morris Classic 3-on-3 basketball tournament hosted by Marillac St. Vincent in East Garfield Park. The tournament is a fun-filled day of basketball for grade school boys and girls from the community sponsored by Ziegler. A community focused investment firm with their headquarters in Chicago.
For kids living on Chicago’s west side who regularly face violence and tragedy, this event has become one of the most anticipated yearly attractions for the neighborhood.
For ten years, Marillac Social Center has been kicking off the summer with:
Team t-shirts, awards, and team pictures
3-on-3 basketball indoor and outdoor play
Face painting, tattoos, and games for all
Ziegler is a specialized financial services firm invested in the health, wealth and well-being of our communities. They have been a strong corporate partner to Marillac St. Vincent Family Services for many years. This will be the second year they have generously offered to sponsor this event.
Reverend Willie Morris was Director of Recreation at Marillac Social Center for over 25 years, and maintains an ongoing and integral role in fulfilling the mission of the organization. His passion for at-risk youth established a legacy at Marillac of providing quality programming for children and teens in the economically blighted neighborhoods on Chicago’s West Side. He continues to serve the community as Senior Associate Pastor and Youth Pastor at Rock of Our Salvation Church, and as Senior Chaplain for Circle Urban Ministries.
For more information about the Willie Morris Classic or the programs and services of Marillac St. Vincent Family Services, please call at 773-722-7440, or email