SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration® recently made a donation to the Shelbyville (TN) Central High School Eaglette basketball team to go toward defraying their expenses for their upcoming trip to the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Arizona.

SCHS will play four games in the tournament that features some of the top high school programs in the country.  The Eaglettes have captured 12 state championships since 1964.

“The Eaglette basketball team has been a great ambassador for our community for many years,” said Celebration chairman David L. Howard.  “We’re proud to do what we can to make this a successful and enjoyable trip for Coach Burkey, his staff, and his players.”

“The Celebration® has been extremely supportive of our program for many years,” said SCHS Coach Lynn Burkey.  “We are most appreciative of their efforts and will do our best to represent our community and state in Phoenix.”