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The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs all-star basketball team goes to national tournament

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Houston has selected 12 young men from their National Pre-Prep Basketball League to form a 14-year-old All-Star Team, which will compete in the 2002 National Tournament in Slidell, Louisiana, on April 2-5.

These young men were chosen not only for their ability to play the game, but also for their sportsmanship on and off the court. also participate in The Salvation Army after-school program and have exemplified high academic standards.

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs All-Star Team will be competing with other teams from Porte Rico, New York, Indiana, Florida and many others around the United States.

“We are extremely proud to send these 12 young men who have demonstrated their willingness to excel in our athletic program and have the determination to succeed,” said Mark Barber, SAB&GC Executive Director. “Our goal is to provide a variety of sports, educational and leadership programs to disadvantaged youth throughout the Houston area.”

“Thanks to the many donors who support our youth programs for making this opportunity possible,” said Major Henry Gonza1ez, Houston Metropolitan Area Commander. “This is a once-in-a-life-time event for these young men.”

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Houston is one of the largest organizations serving youth in the Houston area. The SAB&GCs offer a variety of educational, sports, fitness and recreational, health and life skills, leadership and arts programs throughout their five Club locations and four school sites.

For more information about The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs programs and services, please call 713-752-0677.

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Houston has been serving youth for over 53 years in the Houston area.