Jeremy Hollingsworth shoots over top of Rory Gibbons during the second annual Greg Leino  Basketball Tournament on May 12. A total of 66 former Poppy alum, on  eight teams, squared off at the event, which was won by Hollingsworth and his 1999 squad.

Jeremy Hollingsworth shoots over top of Rory Gibbons during the second annual Greg Leino Basketball Tournament on May 12. A total of 66 former Poppy alum, on eight teams, squared off at the event, which was won by Hollingsworth and his 1999 squad.

Graham awarded Greg Leino scholarship

Scholarship honours former teacher's values

The second annual Greg Leino Alumni Classic Basketball Tournament raised $3,000.

The tournament, which featured 65 Poppy alumni, was held on May 11 at Poppy, and is held in honour of the retired Poppy teacher and basketball coach. Leino retired in 2009 after 34 years at the school, but remains involved in helping out.

It is organized by some of Leino’s former players and the money raised goes towards giving a scholarship to a Poppy player who best exemplifies the educator’s values — athletics, academics and community service.

The 2012 recipient of the $1,500 scholarship is Tanner Graham.

The remainder of the money raised at the event has been put in trust with the scholarship committee, with a goal of raising $10,000 over the next five years to establish a perpetual fund.