Basketball Teams Prepare to ‘Paint the Gym Purple’


On January 31, join us for our annual Paint the Gym Purple games, one of the biggest nights of the year. This year, our girls teams are hosting Chicago Christian and our boys teams are hosting Evergreen Park. The games kick off at four thirty with sophomore girls playing in the auditorium gym and our sophomore boys playing in the Spartan Gym. At six o’clock, our varsity Lady Spartans are playing in the Spartan Gym and our freshman boys are playing in the Auditorium Gym. At seven thirty, the boys varsity team will play the final game of the night in the Spartan Gym.

Those who have gone to these games in past years know that these games are not only a highlight of the winter season, but also of the year. These games draw large crowds filled with excitement, positive energy, and pride for being a Spartan. The energy and pride the crowd delivers to the room is one of the reasons the event is one not to be missed. In past years, students have even painted their bodies purple to show their support for the fight against cancer.

All money raised at the game will go towards Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society to help them achieve their goal of abolishing cancer. All money raised from t-shirt sales will go toward the Karen Janasek Scholarship Foundation, which all seniors whose lives have been affected by cancer in some way can apply for.