2nd Annual Shoot Basketballs NOT People Free Youth Basketball Clinic Recap
(AKRON, Ohio)---The 2nd Annual Shoot Basketball Not People Free youth basketball clinic was held Monday at Buchtel High School providing more than 200 school age youth from the Akron area with a fun-filled day of basketball, food and motivational speakers
The clinic, which was hosted by DJ Mr. King, Kenmore Youth Basketball League, Essentials Basketball Academy, MKU Athletics and the Young Black Professionals Coalition (YBPC), had former Akron U standout Alex Abreu and current Zips guard Quincy Diggs as guest speakers. Both talked about the importance of making right decisions, working hard in and outside the classroom and having respect for one another.
On behalf of the entire SBNP staff, thank you to all of our volunteers, sponsors (Buchtel High School, Beanie Wells, Roccos Pizza, Graffiti Print Shop) and the amazing children who helped make this event a success.
DJ Mr. King Raises $2,400 For Breast Cancer Awareness Through 24-hr Mix-A-Thon
AKRON, Ohio – October 17, 2013—DJ Mr. King hosted his inaugural “Scratchin’ To Survive” Breast Cancer Awareness Mix-A-Thon this past weekend raising $2,400 for the American Cancer Society.
The event, which challenged King to DJ for 24 consecutive hours in the storefront of NEXT Akron in Highland Square, brought in pledges and donations from supporters in the City of Akron and online contributions from fans across the country. The event concluded with a check presentation to the American Cancer Society.
“This was such an amazing event,” said Rhonda Stummer, Regional Relay for Life Manager at the American Cancer Society. “What a great way to raise money and bring attention to the area in a positive way.”
Scratchin’ To Survive, which began at 3pm Friday, attracted faces of all ages to the Highland Square area. About a dozen people actually camped out with King overnight while waiting in line for the release of a new sneaker the following morning.
“I still can’t believe I did something this crazy,” said King laughing. “To have this much support behind such a good cause, I really didn’t have time to think about how tired I actually was at the time.”
A sincere thanks goes out to all the supporters, pledgers, sponsors and individuals who helped make Scratchin’ To Survive a success. DJ Mr. King and the Young Black Professional Coalition (YBPC) will be in attendance at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Sunday at the University of Akron.
For more information on DJ Mr. King or the Scratchin’ To Survive campaign, please contact 330-701-8327 or firstname.lastname@example.org
YBPC Distributes Hundreds of Bookbags & Haircuts at Annual "I Know I Can" Back To School Drive
AKRON, Ohio – August 28, 2013 – The Young Black Professionals Coalition (YBPC) and DJ Mr. King hosted its 6th Annual “I Know I Can” Back 2 School Drive this past Saturday at Deon’s Grooming Lounge in Akron, attracting more than 600 inner city youth, parents and volunteers .
Students grades K-12 received bookbags filled with school supplies, free haircuts and nail styling during the six hour event. In addition there were community organizations and businesses on hand including ClevaMindz Ent, Slater & Zurz LLP, Dream Crumb True, LifeSkills and Summit County Public Health among others. The event, designed to prepare students for the upcoming school year, distributed over 800 bags, its largest amount YBPC has had since it began hosting in 2007.
In the past six years, the event has reached more than 3,500 children and 1,300 adults from low-income families in the Akron area.
"The Back To School Drive is one of our favorite events of the year," said Steve King. "It's amazing how something some may think is a small gesture, such a a bookbag with supplies, can change a child's entire outlook on life. These kids are the future, so its our job as leaders and role models to make sure they are well prepared to do so."
Special Thanks To Our Sponsors:
Deon's Grooming LoungeHuntington Bank
Slater & Zurz LLP
DJ Mr. King
Tons of Fun
The Ohio State University Young Scholars Program
Dreams Crumb True Bakery
Summit County Public Health
and ALL the volunteers & supporters who helped make this event a success!!!
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YBPC 4TH OF JULY CHARITY KICKBALL TOURNAMENT RECAP
The Young Black Professionals Coalition and DJ Mr. King hosted its 4th Annual Charity Kickball Tournament Saturday at Erie Island Fields in Akron, Ohio.
The tournament attracted hundreds to field to see eight teams compete for trophy and city bragging rights for the next 12 months.
Things got interesting when 2-time NBA Champion and MVP LeBron James, made a surprise appearance joining Team Returning The Favor. Unfortunately, not even King James and many of his high school teammates could stop Team Trill in the championship game, falling 4-1.
We would like to thank everyone who participated, volunteer and donated to the tournament. All proceeds raised throughout the tournament will benefit the 6th Annual “I Know I Can” Back-To-School Drive in Akron Saturday, August 24.
For more information please contact Steve King at 330-701-8327 or Eric Fletcher at 614-668-2225. You may also send an email to email@example.com to receive more information about future community and networking events the Young Black Professionals Coalition will be hosting.
"SHOOT BASKETBALLS NOT PEOPLE" FREE BASKETBALL CLINIC STEERS YOUTH IN POSTIVE PATH
YBPC 3RD ANNUAL CHARITY KICKBALL ATTRACTS HUNDREDS OVER HOLIDAY WEEKEND
The Young Black Professionals Coalition would like to thank everyone who supported and participated in the 3rd Annual 4th of July Charity Kickball Tournament this past Saturday at Erie Island Fields in Akron, Ohio.
Congratulations to Team Who's Your Daddy for taking home the 2012 championship trophy!
This year was by far the most competitive, hard fought yet fun tournament we have held to date. After all the dirt, sweat and pull muscles were rubbed away, YBPC raised $1,325 in registration, donations and supplies to help support its 5th Annual “I Know I Can” Back to School Drive and Community Resource Fair. The Back-To-School Drive will be held Saturday August 27 at Deon's Grooming Lounge, where more than 700 bookbags filled with school supplies will be distributed to innercity youth through the city of Akron.
Special thanks to the following sponsors for helping make this event a success:
Stop The Violence
DJ Mr. King
Sleep Night Club
New Realm Media
Check out footage from the Kickball Tournament (Courtesy of New Realm Media)
Hundreds of Youth Attend "Call to Action" Young Men's Conference