Gary Schools Athletic Banquet Returns In Person after 2-Year Pandemic Hiatus

All teams from West Side Leadership Academy will be represented


(Gary, IND) – The Gary Community School Corporation will showcase their athletes in the All-Sports Banquet on Saturday, May 14th from 12 pm – 2pm at West Side Leadership Academy. All of the sports teams from West Side Leadership Academy are invited to attend. Awards and recognition for the 2021-2022 year will be presented to players and coaches.  

“It will be the first time in years that we can celebrate in-person and bring all of our teams together at one time,” said Athletic Director Robert Lee. “The kids need to be praised for the hard work they put in as athletes and as students.” 

The keynote speakers, Jerome and Cathy Jenkins, are successful business owners and graduates from the Gary Schools. They are most known for their popular restaurants, Cathy’s Kitchen and J&C BBQ and Blues, in St. Louis, MO. 

The banquet will be open to the public. General admission tickets are $5 and must be purchased by May 10th through the Athletics Office at West Side Leadership Academy.  

For more information, contact the Athletics Department at (219) 886-6400 ext 23073 or visit the website at  


To schedule media interviews or cover the event, contact Chelsea Whittington at 219-712-3182 or