The Cuyahoga Falls High School basketball alumni will take on the current Black Tigers varsity squad in a memorial fundraising game Friday in a special affair — named the “12-23 Classic” to reflect Lance’s and Kevin’s numbers, the two basketball players who perished in a tragic car accident 25 years ago. This will be a “happy/sad occasion” for the father of Lance Hackim, who said he has been in touch with former players and students who are coming into town from a dozen states where they have settled, including California, Colorado, Florida, Missouri and North Carolina.
“There will be a lot of tears,” Linc Hackim said. “These are people who haven’t seen each other in maybe 20 years or more. It’s going to be a lot of fun to see all those students and friends, but it will be bittersweet because of the memory of the accident.”
The event will begin at the Cuyahoga Falls High School gymnasium at 6 p.m. Admission is $5. Funds raised will go to the Humble-Hackim Athletic Scholarship Fund.