Kick off the school year right – fun, family and supporting a worthy cause – the Robinson Way!
Yesterday Robinson School hosted our first All-Star Celebrity Basketball Game for the Robinson Scholarship Fund! The American University True Champs, coached by legendary coach Flor Meléndez, played against the Puerto Rico Celebrity All-Star team. Robinson parent Christian Berríos, who brought this opportunity to Robinson, played for the True Champs ranked 1st in NCAA D2. The PR All-Star team included local entertainment celebrities: Carlos Payano, Daniel Serrano, Ramón “Gato” Gómez, Juan Vélez, Fifo Vega, and Valenzuela, among others.
Our bleachers were teeming with fans who rowdily cheered on their teams. After a tight game, the True Champs emerged victorious and the game ended with a score of 107 (True Champs) to 103 (PR All-Stars). Both teams and their fans were delighted with their experience in Robinson’s gym. Christian has already received several notes from the celebrities who participated thanking him for the opportunity to help such a worthy cause. Future games between these friendly rivals are currently being planned to benefit other causes. Let’s hope the energy generated at Robinson feeds other communities in need.
It fills us with joy to receive the support from important sports and entertainment celebrities to give some of our best and brightest the opportunity to receive a Robinson education. As an International Baccalaureate World School, our goal is to continue thriving as one of the top schools in Puerto Rico where inclusion and equal opportunities is a main part of our school mission. Our Scholarship Fund has been supporting Robinson families with full scholarships and tuition assistance for more than a decade.
Special shout out to Joseph Rodriguez (who also played for the True Champs!) for coordinating this amazing event and a big thank to Robinson parent, Christian Berríos, for bringing this opportunity to Robinson School. Some of our best and brightest receive a Robinson education thanks to sponsoring community members such as yourselves! Thank you for your support!
And last, but not least, many thanks to our team of volunteers!