KINSTON HEAT BASKETBALL by Wanda Armstead Smith
A new season of elite basketball is well underway. Founded in 2006 by coaches, James Davis and Thomas Moore, Kinston Heat Basketball is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that has truly been making a difference in the lives of young men in Kinston, NC. In a city that has been plagued with crime, the basketball program is doing their part in producing men and athletes by holding their players accountable for high moral character, academic achievement and community service. Starting with only 15 players, the program has touched the lives of at least 55 young men, teaching them the fundamentals of basketball and life. Players are required to maintain a C or better average and have to show their actual progress and report cards to remain in the program. “There have been times when we’ve had homework sessions (instead of practice) if we see they need it” Davis recalls. They even have parent and teacher volunteers who help tutor players.
Cross Roads Elite Camp, a camp for elite basketball hopefuls, will be at Fairfield Recreation Center on November 10th in Kinston to check out the area's top 6th - 8th grade prospects like the stars on Kinston Heat Basketball teams.
To donate, volunteer or for more info, please contact Co-founders James Davis @ 252-525-7409 or Thomas Moore @ 252-268-2034
Mailing Address: Kinston Heat Basketball--P.O. Box 1962, Kinston, NC 28503
"Coming together is a beginning--Keeping together is a progress--Working together is success.”—--Kinston Heat Basketball
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