Hoops For Kids’ Sake
HOOPS FOR KIDS’ SAKE
Tuesday, February 21
6:00 pm VIP Reception
Jack Stephens Center on UALR’s Campus
$10 General Admission Tickets
Fifth Annual Arkansas Legislative Hoops Game Set for Feb. 21
All Proceeds to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas and Boys & Girls Clubs of Bryant and of Saline County
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 3, 2016) – Members of the Arkansas House of Representatives and Arkansas Senate will square off in Hoops for Kids’ Sake, the fifth annual legislative charity basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m., at the Jack Stephens Center on the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus. Celebrity players, coaches and special guests will be on hand for the bipartisan exhibition game.
All proceeds will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas (BBBSCA), Boys & Girls Club of Bryant and Boys & Girls Club of Saline County.
“As the undefeated three-time champions of the Hoops for Kids Sake trophy, we are looking forward to our fourth straight victory,” said Arkansas House Speaker Jeremy Gillam. “But as much as we enjoy beating the Senate, we know the biggest victory is raising money for these organizations that do so much for our youth.”
General admission tickets for $10 will be available at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. Sponsorships are $1,000. For sponsorship information, please contact BBBSCA Development Coordinator, Calista Kersh, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-374-6661. Checks should be made payable to BBBSCA and mailed to 312 W. Pershing Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72114.
“The opportunity to support these kids is something that always gets the Senate players excited to play hard,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Jonathan Dismang. “This year is a must-win game for us, so don’t be surprised to see some new moves and additions from our side.”
Celebrity players, coaches and special guests will be announced at a later date. Previous celebrity players and coaches include former Arkansas Razorbacks Pat Bradley, Ron Brewer, Blake Eddins, Quinn Grovey, Joe Kleine, Nolan Richardson, Scotty Thurman, D.J. Williams and more. Governor Asa Hutchinson and several media personalities have also participated.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas
For nearly 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As a donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. Learn how you can impact a child’s life, donate, or volunteer at bbbsca.org.
About Boys and Girls Club of Bryant and of Saline County
It is the mission of Boys and Girls Clubs to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens, by providing a safe haven for children from all walks of life during our after-school and summer hours. There they are guided by staff and volunteers who mentor them and set them on the path for success. We achieve our mission through programming that is developed with our three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, & Healthy Lifestyles. For more visit www.bryantbgc.org for the Boys & Girls Club of Bryant or www.scbgclub.com for the Boys & Girls Club of Saline County, GREAT FUTURES START HERE.