Santa Rosa council member Mark Stapp on his decade of basketball with San Quentin prison’s sports exchange program

14 March 2023

The Kings had three chances to tie the home game with 15 seconds left on the clock, but they couldn’t nail a three.

The visiting team sealed the game from the free throw line, 82 to 77 — the second win of the day for newly elected Santa Rosa City Council member Mark Stapp, a volunteer player on visiting basketball teams at San Quentin State Prison.

“Coming into a correctional facility for over a decade has confirmed the value of the human beings here,” Stapp said after a winning effort against the Kings, the prison’s over-40 team, on Nov. 12.

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