Alumni host watch party for ‘Last Chance U: Basketball’

By Daniella Molina

The East Los Angeles College Alumni Association held a virtual watch party on Friday evening to honor the ELAC (East Los Angeles College) Men’s basketball team and Coach John Mosley, on being featured on Netflix’s award-winning documentary series.

A Zoom invitation was open to all ELAC students, faculty, and staff. Several members from the Alumni association were in attendance along with the members from the ELAC cheerleading, players from the basketball team and Coach Mosley.  

The watch party was organized to celebrate the March 10th release of the Netflix series. The eight-episode series covers the Men’s basketball team’s quest to a state championship. And is currently number 4 on Netflix’s most watch list.  

The alumni association also opened a fundraiser to help raise money for the members of the ELAC Basketball team, cheerleaders and marching band. Donations have been accepted prior, during and after the watch party and amount of donation is being asked for.  

There was an immense sense of excitement for the star players on the team. Alumni Deshaun Highler was in attendance. Highler was the star guard at ELAC during the 2019-2020 season. He has since been accepted into Sacramento State University. He sent out a group chat during the meeting party that read ‘Thanks everyone! Husky for life and will visit as soon as possible. Great to be a husky Alumni”

Cheering and applauded continued throughout the watch party as the donation amounts were announced. The current amount collected through the alumni association is $2000.  

ELAC Alumni Association Maria Elena Yepes, released a statement to ELAC Campus News “ELAC is an amazing community, and the Alumni Association is part of it. We applaud our faculty, staff and students for making the college the quality institution it is. The Alumni Association will continue supporting our college and students as much as we can.”  

 ELAC College Alumni Association will keep the fundraiser open until April 10. Contributions can be made through. 

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