Friday, July 6, 2012

Fundraiser Using HS Athletes

A win-win for participating athletes, their families, multiple communities, and a mentoring organization serving Rogers County, this two-day athletic competition, mentioned in Mentoring Matters, our April mentoring newsletter, was a success in multiple ways.  Beverly

Volunteers for Youth's Green Country All-Star Weekend

Claremore area coaches nominated their outstanding senior athletes for girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, baseball, softball, and cheerleading.

The fundraising proceeds came from ticket sales, gate admissions, concessions, and advertising sales in a program sold for $2 at each game. While the Green Country All-Star Weekend was not the major fundraiser for Volunteers for Youth, the agency enjoyed the opportunity to put the spotlight on kids that are successful and doing the right thing.

103 senior all-star athletes from 21 area schools laced up their high tops, hoisted their bats, and dusted off their pom poms for the 2012 Green Country All Star Games May 24th - 25th at Catoosa Public Schools.

Boys and girls basketball tipped off the event on Thursday evening May 24th at 5 p.m.  All-Star cheerleaders also performed at the basketball games.  The softball game was at 10 a.m. on May 25th, followed by the baseball game at 2 p.m.

The Green Country All-Star event allows senior athletes from area schools an opportunity to showcase their talent to family, friends, and college coaches.   It is a unique opportunity for them to compete with and against the elite senior players from the area.  The athletes get the opportunity to close their high school careers in high-profile competition.

Volunteers for Youth coordinated the event.  The Green Country All-Star Weekend provided Volunteers for Youth the ability to continue serving public school students through mentoring and safe and structured after-school activities. 

Melynda Stone, Executive Director
Volunteers for Youth...because they're worth it!

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