Monday, July 16, 2012

5th Annual Morgan Auto Group Charity Basketball Tournament - Success!

On July 15th 2012 the Morgan Auto Group hosted their 5th Annual Charity Basketball Tournament to benefit the Helping Hand Fund (an employee emergency relief fund).

The tournament boasted ten teams from our car stores and affiliated companies: Highway Safety Devices, Brandon Honda, Honda of Ocala, Honda of Gainesville, Wade Raulerson Buick GMC, Ford of Port Richey, Creative Sign Designs, BMW of Sarasota/MINI of Wesley Chapel, Toyota of Tampa Bay and Moore & Scarry Advertising.

Highway Safety Devices overcame a 1st half deficit of 15 points to take the championship, overcoming a very strong Brandon Honda team that had blown past Ford of Port Richey and Honda of Ocala.

Honda of Gainesville fell in the other semi-final game to Highway Safety Devices.

Authorized Free Agent Tanner Boyle was acquired by Ford of Port Richey for a $1000 dollar donation but then sold to Highway Safety Devices (who were playing with only five men) for another $500 dollar donation.

The tournament for the first time was moved from Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Clearwater, FL to the Long Center where three games could be played simultaneously. Each team was guaranteed at least two games (win or lose) and many teams (those who had play in games) ended up going 3 games.

Award Winners:

Tournament Winner - Highway Safety Devices

Consolation Bracket Winner - Toyota of Tampa Bay

Philanthropy Award (Money Raised) - Toyota of Tampa Bay

"HORSE" Award - John Marazzi (BH) defeated John Gliem (TOTB)

Three Point Competition - Tony Suares (Moore & Scarry)

Tournament Highlights: 


Authorized Free Agent: Tanner Boyle in the "Decision" 
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Tournament Highlights: 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r15o1spry8&feature=plcp



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