Week 3: Lincoln-Way East Griffins
The Chicago Sky has selected Lincoln-Way East as the third weekly winner of its 2017 “High School Team of the Week” program presented by Robert Morris University Illinois. The Griffins receive this honor after being nominated for their accomplishments on the court, in the classroom and in the community.
After the closing of Lincoln-Way West High School, the two teams were merged at Lincoln-Way East and are continuing to find success while building their chemistry on court, compiling a solid 4-6 record. Off the court, the team has maintained a 3.4 grade point average.
The Griffins also serve as positive role models in the community. During the holiday season, the Lincoln-Way East basketball program “adopted” a family for Christmas. They raised money to purchase and present gifts to the family. The team also volunteered for Feed My Starving Children.
Supported by Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, each Chicago Sky “High School Team of the Week” award winner will be invited to enjoy a Chicago Sky game, where they will have the opportunity to watch the world’s best female basketball players. At halftime of the game, the team will be honored at center court.