FSCC Men’s Basketball Program to host Pechone Stepps All-Star Game

FSCC Men’s Basketball Program to host Pechone Stepps All-Star Game

Fort Scott, Kan.—The Fort Scott Community College Men’s Basketball Program will host the annual Pechone Stepps High School All-Star Game on Sunday, April 23, at Arnold Arena, 2108 South Horton, Fort Scott. The girls’ game will begin at 2:00 pm and the boys’ game will begin at 4:00 pm. “This event will feature some of the top athletes from the Southeast Kansas area, and some of those athletes are future Greyhounds,” said FSCC Head Men’s Basketball Coach Michael Cook.
 
The event is named after Pechone Stepps, who serves as a paraprofessional educator and head girls’ basketball coach at Fort Scott High School. When a drunk driver struck him in 2002, Stepps became paralyzed. Prior to the accident, he was an accomplished athlete and women’s basketball coach at St. John's University in New York City. “Pechone is a courageous individual, and he exemplifies what every young person should strive to be,” said Cook. “He is a great leader who mentors people of all ages and teaches everyone to live their lives to the fullest. I am very proud—not only to have the All-Star Game named after Pechone—but also to have him as a close friend.”
 
Admission will be $3 for students and $5 for adults. For more information, please contact Michael Cook at 620-223-2700, ext. 7280 or michaelc@fortscott.edu.