NYC & Company announces third annual NYC Mayor’s Cup Basketball All-Star Games to take place April 5

For the first time in 50 years, the best seniors from the Public Schools Athletic League and Catholic High School Athletic Association will compete in a sanctioned all-star event to determin the "Best in the City"
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(PR NewsChannel) / March 22, 2013 / NEW YORK 

208091_10150541360670361_2760989_nNYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, encourages all New Yorkers to attend the 2013 NYC Mayor’s Cup Basketball All-Star Games on Friday, April 5. For the first time in 50 years, seniors from the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) will compete against seniors from the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) in an officially sanctioned all-star basketball competition for the title of “Best in the City.”

“The NYC Mayor’s Cup series celebrates the dedication and hard work of the City’s student athletes,” said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company. “This year we are proud to bring together the PSAL’s and CHSAA’s best high school seniors for a game that will be one for the history books.”

The doubleheader will take place at Baruch College Gymnasium, on 55 Lexington Ave. (at 24th Street), with the girls game starting at 5pm, followed immediately by the boys game at 7pm. Tickets for both games can be purchased at the door for $5; 50 percent of proceeds support the PSAL and CHSAA sports programs. 

This year fans can watch live streaming video of the NYC Mayor’s Cup Basketball All-Star Games. To watch the game and for more information and a complete schedule of NYC Mayor’s Cup events, visit  

Playing in the boys game, Hassan Martin (Curtis/University of Rhode Island) and Terrance Samuel (South Shore/University of Connecticut) will lead the PSAL team against the CHSAA team featuring Jon Severe (Christ the King/Undeclared) and Tyler Wilson (Cardinal Hayes/Manhattan College). On the girls teams, Aaliyah Lewis (Bishop Ford/St John’s University) and Jasmine Alston (Bishop Loughlin/La Salle University) will lead the CHSAA all-stars as they compete against Jasmine Nwajei (Murry Bergtraum/Wagner College), Aliyah Cooley (South Shore/Undeclared) and the PSAL all-stars.


About NYC Mayor’s Cup:

The NYC Mayor’s Cup series, which features 11 sporting events that crown the “Best in the City,” is organized by NYC & Company, the City’s marketing, tourism and partnership organization. The series showcases student-athletes of all ages from across all five boroughs as they compete year-round to prove they are New York City’s best at baseball, lacrosse, outdoor track & field, basketball, softball, soccer, cricket, chess, table tennis, cross country and wrestling. For more information about the NYC Mayor’s Cup series, visit 

About NYC & Company:

NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide. For more information, visit


Chris Heywood, NYC & Company (212)  484-1270
Caroline Peck, NYC & Company (212) 484-1270

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