LOS ANGELES — Sunkist Growers is sponsoring a tournament called the Encore All-Star Games for high school basketball players in the greater Los Angeles area April 8 at St. John Bosco High School.

Sunkist hosts the event alongside Jerica Williams and DJ Gay, the basketball program leads at Windward School.

“Growing up playing basketball in Los Angeles, there was nothing better than playing and watching the best compete against the best,” Gay said. “These All-Star games provide a stage for the entire LA region to come together one final time.”

Forty-eight high school seniors from across the region were chosen to compete with and against each other in the all-star basketball competition.

"We're excited to support the Encore All-Star Games, which is right here in our hometown," said Christina Ward, senior director of global marketing at Sunkist Growers. "Thanks to our collaboration with sports nutritionists, we are able to deliver fun health hacks for hoopers and showcase the health benefits of Sunkist citrus to our next generation of athletes and all-stars. Sunkist is California grown and has been for 130 years. As a farmer-owned citrus cooperative, community is at the core of what we do.”

“As former players and now as head coaches in the Los Angeles region,” Williams said, “it is an honor to partner with Sunkist Growers and provide a stage that will be memorable for the players, the community and something younger players will look forward to in years to come.”

Event updates can be found on social media @EncoreAllStarGames on Instagram and @EncoreAllStar on Twitter.