Saturday, December 20, 2014

chuck's town

By many accounts, Charles "Chuck" Taylor is Columbus, Indiana's most famous basketball alumnus.  Born in 1901, Chuck started wearing Converse shoes as a high school ball player and at age 20 was hired by the company to sell the very same shoe.  Within a year he helped change the design of the 'All-Star' and 600 million pairs later "Chuck Taylor Day" was celebrated at the annual rivalry game between North & East.  The old Bulldog gym was built in 1954 (20 years before the split that created North & East) and has been home to many great teams, including the current squad (ranked 5th) and the 1963-64 Semistate champs honored this evening.  But rivalry games are just that and the Olympians put up a good fight before falling to their cross town rivals, 65-51.  In the end, this game is about more than just a final score - it's a community coming together to celebrate their history and passion for the game Hoosiers call their own. CGS.

1 comment:

  1. The two teams announced at half were actually the '63 (first undefeated team regular season) AND the '64 team. Members of the '63 team present were Butch Wade, Bill Russell, Roger Sims (represented by his wife Jane), manager Bob Blessing and cheerleaders.


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