Rainier Beach High School Celebrates Winter Sports

by Susan Fried

The line for hotdogs, outside the Rainier Beach High School gym moved quickly as officers and employees from the Seattle Police department worked like a well-oiled machine distributing beverages, chips, and hotdogs to the students and members of the RBHS basketball as they celebrated placing in the Washington State High school basketball tournament. Foor was provided by Rainier Beach: A Beautiful Safe Place for Youth, an initiative that uses a community-led, place-based approach to reducing violence that affects youth in the Rainier Beach neighborhood. The school held a Winter Sports Barbecue to honor the teams achievement and celebrate winter sports at the school. Students played some pick up basketball and enjoyed music and live radio shout outs from a DJ provided by KUBE 93.3.

Rainier Beach High School juniors and members of the softball team take a selfie at the KUBE 93.3 photo booth during the Rainier Beach Winter Sports Barbecue, March 6 in the school gym. (Photo: Susan Fried)
John Hart (John John), a guard on the RBHS basketball team, dunks the basketball during a pick-up game between the team and other students as part of the the Winter Sports Barbecue on March 6. The event celebrated the Rainier Beach Basketball teams fifth place in the state tournament. (Photo: Susan Fried)
KUBE 93.3 radio DJ Zamari and his daughter Maseo, 1, mixes some music for the students at Rainier Beach High School during the Winter Sports Barbecue March 6 in the school gym.
Students at Rainier Beach High school celebrated the basketball teams making it to the state tournament with a Winter Sports Barbecue, March 6 in the gym. Students played basketball, and ate hotdogs served up by the SPD and enjoyed music, shout outs and prizes provided by KUBE 93.3. (Photo: Susan Fried)
Rainier Beach High school students and members of the basketball team wait in line in the rain for hotdogs during the Winter Sports Barbecue on March 6 at the school. The school celebrated the Basketball teams making it to the State Tournament. (Photo: Susan Fried)

Featured Image: LJ Armstrong a player on the Rainier Beach Basketball team goes up to try and block a shot during a pick up game played during the Winter Sports Barbecue March 6 at the school. The students and team celebrated Rainier Beach playing in the State Tournament. (Photo: Susan Fried)