Basketball Leagues Begin
February Saturday mornings mean basketball at Mission Arlington®. Our volunteer Bible study leaders arrive at the Mission early on Saturday morning to pick up a van, then travel across our community to knock on doors in apartment complexes in order to transport children from home to Mission Arlington®‘s gym in the center of town.
The coaches and referees arrive at the gym early to get everything ready, then greet the children with big smiles, free donuts, and a brightly colored donated shirt for each student to wear for the big day.
Sixty-eight (68) children arrived to play ball in central Arlington by 10:00 a.m. For the next two hours, the children laughed while they dribbled the ball across the court. They worked in teams, passed the ball back and forth to each other, played basketball on teams, and received a great deal of encouragement from their volunteer coaches for playing the game.
The laughter and smiles on the children & their coaches perhaps was what made the day so special.
We are grateful for every volunteer Bible study leader, and every coach who came out to make a difference in children.