Youth Basketball Leagues Begin
American teenagers have the reputation for being among the most sedentary in the world, and some studies express concern about the lack of exercise on the weekends. Other studies remind us of the need that teens have for adult mentors and positive influences in their lives outside of the home. For years, the Mission Arlington® family has had a special place in its heart for our community’s teenagers.
Through the past several years, we have also had a growing sports ministry with children & youth – an outreach which includes baseball, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, and more.
Our basketball camps start this Saturday, and happen every Saturday morning in March (from 10 to noon) except for the last Saturday in March (31st) when we host our “World’s Largest Egg Hunt.”
In addition to picking up a few basketball skills (dribbling, shooting, passing, etc.), the youth will spend a couple of hours exercising on the basketball court. They will be having so much fun doing it that they won’t notice, but it is a healthy event which they will experience.
The second positive experience the youth will receive in these camps are personal attention from a Mission Arlington® mentor, or Bible study leader, plus the volunteer coaches who give their time to help each week. In fact, not only is this event free, but our Bible study leaders will pick up the students from their homes, and transport them to and from the basketball camps each Saturday morning, so there is absolutely no cost to the student or the family involved. Another benefit is that the students receive a free t-shirt donated by the community just for them.
We are excited about the advent of these basketball leagues which begin this Saturday. Please keep these young people in your prayers as the month moves forward. Thank you so much.