Former Seahawks star holding Dream Classic to help homeless

Akeem Hemingway's Dream Classic hoops tournament begins Friday at 6 p.m. at Myrtle Beach High.

Akeem Hemingway's 4th annual Dream Classic basketball tournament will begin on Friday, July 5, at Myrtle Beach High School. The former Seahawks basketball star is holding the three day tournament to benefit homeless children at the school.

The Dream Classic tips off at 6 p.m. on Friday. Find more on the tournament by visiting Hemingway's website.

On Saturday, 2007 WPDE Zoneman winner Bruce Taylor, a former Myrtle Beach High star now with the Cincinnati Bengals, will sign autographs at 3 p.m. Two-Time WPDE Mister Hoop Zone, New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton, who starred at Latta High and North Carolina, will also sign autographs and play in the tournament.

Hemingway led Myrtle Beach to the Class 3A State Basketball Championship in 2002. He went on to play guard in college at UMKC, and is currently the trainer for his cousin and former teammate, Charlotte Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions.

Hemingway is also heavily involved in other programs to help the Grand Stand community, including Shooting 4 Success, and his annual Kicks and Ties Gala which also helps Myrtle Beach High students who are homeless or in need.

Cick here to watch a recent WPDE report on homeless teens in Myrtle Beach.