Houston vs Dallas tribute basketball game in honor of former Bearkat Demarquin Holmes
Demarquin's peers host a basketball game in remembrance of him
Published: Monday, March 18, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 14:03
The Sam Houston State University Mens Club Basketball Team, ENT Promotions, and the business Conglomerate of ChoseLife will be hosting a Houston vs Dallas basketball game in honor of Demarquin "Moochie" Holmes.
Holmes was a former student at SHSU who recently passed in December 2012 due to a fatal car crash which occurred at the end of the Spring 2012 semester. He was in ICU for six months.
Holmes was a member of ENT Promotions and the Mens Club Basketball Team. He was also highly venerated by his peers on the campus of SHSU. "Anytime you needed anyone to talk to he was there," said Dante Howerton, president of ENT Promotions.
At SHSU, there's always buzz about which city is the best between Houston and Dallas. These two cities make up a large population of students. "The campus always talks about which City is better, why not make a basketball game out of it and Honor Moochie at the same time..Its only right," stated business Conglomerate of ChoseLife, Victor Ihezukwu. Holmes was from Houston but also had a lot of friends in Dallas.
The game will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Johnson Coliseum.
There will be a pregame tribute for Holmes prior to the actual game. The event is free but donations will be accepted and will go towards the Holmes family to assist them with hospital bills.