Schollars for Ballers

Schollars for Ballers
United Initiatives for Peace, a non-profit organization that “collaborates with a variety of institutions (charitable, governmental, religious, educational, medical, corporate) to establish philanthropic and humanitarian service projects” is hosting a 3-on-3 girls’ basketball tourny in Newark.

The tournament will provide opportunities to earn college scholarships. Registration is open for the event: click here to download the registration form (doc).

CITY OF NEWARK OPENS REGISTRATION FOR 3-ON-3 GIRLS’ HOOPS TOURNAMENT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Mayor Cory A. Booker announced today that the City of Newark is supporting a 3-on-3 girls’ basketball tournament, Scholars for Ballers, for Essex County high school females, to be held at St. Peter’s Recreation Center, on Saturday, August 30th. Registration/check in is at 9 a.m., and games begin at 10 a.m.

Scholars for Ballers is sponsored by United Initiatives for Peace in partnership with the Newark Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services’ Division of Recreation/Cultural Affairs.

The purpose of this tournament is to provide a safe and positive environment for inner city high school girls, while encouraging higher education by providing an alternative means to earn college scholarship funds.

An Awards Reception is scheduled at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center on Sunday, August 31st at 2:00 p.m. to honor all participants, volunteers, and sponsors.

See the full press release after the jump.

Mayor Cory A. Booker announced today that the City of Newark is supporting a 3-on-3 girls’ basketball tournament, Scholars for Ballers, for Essex County high school females, to be held at St. Peter’s Recreation Center, on Saturday, August 30th. Registration/check in is at 9 a.m., and games begin at 10 a.m.

Scholars for Ballers is sponsored by United Initiatives for Peace in partnership with the Newark Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services’ Division of Recreation/Cultural Affairs.

The purpose of this tournament is to provide a safe and positive environment for inner city high school girls, while encouraging higher education by providing an alternative means to earn college scholarship funds.

“This tournament will give our scholar-athletes and future leaders their first opportunity to shine, playing before their friends, family, and neighbors,” Mayor Booker said. “It will also help them achieve their educational goals, define their dreams and manifest their own personal excellence in the future.”

Scholars for Ballers will also host numerous spectator activities and community programs, including a mobile health unit, peace mosaic project, as well as shoot-outs and head-to-head challenges for participants.

An Awards Reception is scheduled at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center on Sunday, August 31st at 2:00 p.m. to honor all participants, volunteers, and sponsors. At the reception, challenge winners, top teams, and individuals demonstrating exceptional ability, community service, and sportsmanship will be awarded tuition, book, and general aid college funds.

Government officials and VIP guests are expected to attend this event to bring further attention to the value of girls’ sports, higher education, sportsmanship, and the spirit of giving.

Interested Essex County high school females should visit http://www.unitedinitiatives.org for eligibility requirements and to register. Please mail registration forms along with a $30 commitment fee per team to: United Initiatives for Peace, PO Box 10183, Newark, NJ 07101

Marketing and sponsorship opportunities are available in support of Scholars for Ballers.
For questions and further information, please email scholarsforballers@unitedinitiatives.org or call (973) 573 – 6950.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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