Tim Williams and Michael Walker are former Minneapolis City Conference players and coaches who nine years ago started the MLK Dream Classic, an all-day slate of boys. and girls. hoops that features city teams against suburban teams on the MLK holiday. They also honor community members at the contests.
Last month, MSR Prep columnist Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald was honored for his decades-long work in covering local high school sports.
“Growing up in this city,” said Williams, “there was very little recognition of those who paved the way for us. It was really important for us, as adults, to be in a position to have a platform to now honor those [folks].”
“I’ve come full circle,” said McDonald of the award. “Eight years ago, I accepted the same award for my father, [the late] Kwame McDonald. I accepted it not knowing that I would ever be honored in such a way. It’s kind of emotional.”
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