Fayetteville, NC – April 22, 2013 – The Army’s Army, in collaboration with the Carolina Gladiators, will host an educational basketball clinic on Sunday, April 28 to honor the Children of the Fallen and their families, and help impart crucial confidence-building skills through the teamwork and camaraderie of basketball. The event will take place from 3-7pm at the Bill Sapp Recreation Center in Lumberton, NC.
Children of the Fallen was established by the Army’s Army as a mentoring program to help children who have lost a parent or guardian in the war. Through this program, and the continued support from partners and members, they are able to host fun, interactive events for surviving families, as well as pair children with supportive mentors.
“Children of fallen soldiers are cherished in our community, which recognizes the extreme sacrifice made by the parents who gave their lives in defense of our freedoms and way of life,” commented Janine West, Executive Director of the Army’s Army. “Hosting events like this is just one more way we can provide for these children and help them to lead enriched lives full of learning and fun. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Carolina Gladiators to offer such a unique experience.”
The basketball clinic will include training in several fundamental basketball skills like dribbling and shooting form. It will also teach techniques for free throws, basketball workouts and dunking. Children can then choose to participate in a 3 point shooting competition. At the conclusion of the clinic, Children of the Fallen and their families will be invited to watch the Gladiators take on the Johnson County Nighthawks, free of charge. The game will take place at the Bill Sapp Center at 1100 North Cedar Street, Lumberton, NC.
The Carolina Gladiators are an independent minor league basketball team playing in the Tobacco Road Basketball League, whose teams operate throughout the Carolinas. The TRBL’s mission is to showcase the region’s best minor league talent and create exposure opportunities for players seeking to advance their careers. At the conclusion of its regular season, the TRBL sends its point series champion to an independent national invitational tournament. To see a highlight reel of past Gladiator performances, please click here.
If you would like to make a donation to the Army’s Army to help support initiatives like the Children of the Fallen Mentoring Program, please contact Janine West at (910) 709-9671 or [email protected]
About The Army’s Army:
The Army’s Army is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization made up of citizens and businesses who have pledged their support to those in the military. We do everything we can to make soldiers, veterans and their families feel welcome, appreciated and safe. The Army’s Army is dedicated to “watching over those who watch over us©.” For additional information, please visit www.armysarmy.com or www.brieffromthefront.com